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High Speed Rail Link - Madrid/Alicante

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High Speed Rail Link - Madrid/Alicante

Post Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 5:00 pm

Hello,
Have been looking on the net at houses for sale around the Sax area.

A couple of properties have come up which seem to tick most of the boxes required - then see that construction work on the property perimeters for a new high-speed rail link Madrid to Alicante is going on.
The statements seem to be that it won't cause a nuisance etc and won't be noticed when completed.

Can anyone - ( CountryBoy ?? ) throw any light on this.
Do you think it is- or should affect house prices in the future - will it be a disadvantge - or as long as no station is near - then it will not even be noticed ? What about noise - or vibration/movement etc from high-speed trains ??

Any info or map on just which part this rail link is being built ?

Cheers,
Topsy.

 

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Re: High Speed Rail Link - Madrid/Alicante

Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:31 am

Hello Topsy,
Nice to see you posting again, The URL listed below is a town map of Sax, The high speed train link from Alicante to Madrid runs to the West of the town about five klms away from the town itself.

www.mapquest.co.uk/mq/...latlong.do

Most of the tracks are landscaped to minamise the noise of the train, this is in the form of enbankments either side of the tracks, so it all depends on which side of the town you wish to buy property. North, South and East are the best bets to avoid the train tracks.

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Re: High Speed Rail Link - Madrid/Alicante

Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:51 am

Hello CountryBoy,
Thanks for reply.
Have looked at the map of Sax - so am I correct in that the high speed train is NOT going to be the old railway line shown on map which runs between the Rio Vinalopo and the N31 ?
Is it running out past the town in the "blank spaces" between Sax and Salinas ?

Trying to get a better idea - I asked some time ago about mosquitos (but funny enough this year so far, husband has not suffered the extreme re-actions).
You did point out that near the river may not be a good idea - south had a reservoir - so guess at present without looking personally - that leaves East & West.
Do you mind me asking which direction from the town map are you ?

We have a bee in our bonnet about getting things moving once again!
Cheers,
Topsy

 

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Re: High Speed Rail Link - Madrid/Alicante

Post Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:57 pm

Hello Topsy,
The rail line runs to the West of the town between Sax and Salinas, and passes to the north of "La Torretta" Mountian. The rail line that you see on the map next to the A31, is still in use today and links Alicante to all towns North West of Sax, and terminates in Madrid, it is for normal trains at present, the new Line is being built for High Speed Trains, as the old line is not up to the required standard for this type of train.

I am situated along the Elda road (CV830) about 1 1/2 klms from town in the zone of "La Molineta" (Little Windmill) and the Windmill is right in front of my house, it is a big White metal Structure on the right of the Elda road.

This should give you an idea of where I am, I do hope to get to meet you next time you are over here, I will pm you with contact details (phone numbers) just give me a call and we can meet up, and I can then show you around giving you some advice and the area that might be ok for you and hubby.

David SR


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