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History 1985 - 1875

SALTUV +INFO

 

1985

Implementation of night service: 7 radial routes connecting outskirts with city centre, which as a passenger hub. Service starts at 23:00 with at 40-minute intervals

Opening of the Special Disabled Service with 3 model 5081 vehicles owned by the City Council.

 

1984

Route 63 launched to provide service to the Burjassot university campus from Av De Campanar (20 minutes)

Improved in customer service through launch of a telephone hotline

 

1983

Increase in passengers for second consecutive year: 82,721,496

 

1982

“SALTUV-MUNICIPALITY” Framework Agreement. Bases agreed by City Council-SALTUV negotiation committee for legal transformation of former Sociedad Anónima Laboral de Transportes Urbanos de Valencia (SALTUV) into a Private Municipal Company (S.P.M.)

 

1981

80 new Pegasus model 6038 in service, qualitative and quantitative improvement in the service offered to Valencians

 

1980

Launch of single operator system (inspector/driver) on route 7 "Mislata-Fuente de San Luis" 1978

 

 

1978

Implementation of single price ticket

 

1977

Crisis. Continued decrease in number of passengers transported: 79,740,142 kms.

 

 

1976

New routes: 8 “Carretera Malilla", 62 accesses directly from Avda Pío XII to Carretera de Paterna and 80 “Grandes Vías"

 

 

1975

Loss of passengers, from 102 million to 97 million. Continued increase in the use of private transport

 

 

1974

Opening of new Camino Hondo Bus Dept facilities

Creation of the first Bus Only lanes in Valencia

 

 

1972

SALTUV acquires VASA: launch of urban and inter-urban passenger Transport Coordination Plan

 

 

1970

Last tram in Valencia

 

 

1969

Inauguration of trolleybus route 5 "Interior", replacing tram 5 "Ring"

 

 

1965

Number of employees: 1707

Implementation of new bus service: "Estación Norte Ferrocarriles-Estación Marítima," designed to facilitate transfer of passengers from the Balearic Islands to the train station for connection with Talgo train service to Madrid, and vice versa

Combined tickets created for the service of beaches

 

 

1964

As of July 1, SALTUV takes over Transportes Urbanos de Valencia: Buses, trolleybuses and trams).

Absorption of companies CTFV (inner-city service), TURESA, TREBOL AND SOGEA

Garages, workshops and depots: Portalet (trams and buses), Trafalgar (trams and trailers) and Jesús (Unusable material)

Fleet: 176 vehicles (139 trams, 10 trolleybuses and 27 buses)

Passengers transported: 102,055,279

Kilometres travelled: 10,357,674 kms.

 

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COMPAÑÍA TRANVÍAS CTFV +INFO

 

 

1963

Founding of SALTUV, Sociedad Anónima Laboral de Transporte Urbanos de Valencia

 

1957

Significant increase of private vehicles usage

Valencia Flood, CTFV suffers extensive damage

 

1953

Opening of Portalet garages

 

1952

CTFV in crisis. Second attempt at Transport Coordination Plan

 

1951

Launch of trolleybus in Valencia, with two sections: San Vicente-Reina Doña Germana-Monteolivete, and 13, San Vicente-Reina Doña Germana-José Antonio

 

1942

CTFV designs "the Valencia Metropolitan" plan for the introduction of an underground connection between the railways in the Liria area with those of Vilanova de Castelló. The project was rejected by the City Council.

 

1941

Coordination Agreement: avoiding competition between urban lines. Overlapping services deleted. First attempt at Transport Coordination Plan

 

1940

The CTFV takes over SOGEA and new routes launched

 

1936

Start of the Spanish Civil War. CTFV seized by Labour Unions

 

1935

Creation of Sociedad General de Autobuses, S.A. (SOGEA), replacing Levantina de Autobuses

 

1927

Introduction of buses. Compañía de Transportes y Ferrocarriles de Valencia, (CTFV), creates a subsidiary: Valenciana de autobuses, S.A. (VASA), which acquires the intercity bus routes running parallel to the railways. Competitors CTFV and VASA join forces as Levantina de Autobuses, S.L.

 

 

1925

End of animal-drawn public transport

 

1917

 

Nationalisation of La Lionesa, which is converted into “Compañía de Tranvías y Ferrocarriles de Valencia” (C.T.F.V.)

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FIRST TRAMS +INFO

 

 

1898

New company “Compagnie Generale des Tranwais Electriques de Valence (Espagne), Societé Lyonnaise” (La Lionesa)

 

 

 

1895

Transport crisis between Valencia and La General, which enters insolvency

 

 

1891

Founding of “Compañía General de Tranvías” (La General)

 

 

 

1885

Founding of “Sociedad Valenciana de Tranvías” (La Valenciana)

 

 

 

1875

 

Concession of first tram-line to “Sociedad Catalana General de Crédito” (animal-drawn)

Routes: "Valencia el Grao" and "Interior Primitivo" (inaugurated on June 23, 1876)