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With the main reason for this my first visit to Valencia covered yesterday, and my flight home to Manchester from Valencia airport not until 20:55 this evening, today was a free day to cover some of the extensive Valencian suburban network. The only 'difficult -to-do' line in the area that was coverable in the time available was the suburban branch to Playa y Grao de Gandía, off the Gandía line, which has a convenient lunchtime working. I started by heading north to cover the route to Castellón de la Plana, then back south to Valencia Estación del Norte, all on Cercanías line C-6. Metrovalencia line 10 only opened three weeks previously, 17 May 2022, so I took that from the underground terminus at Alacant (near the Norte station) to the eastern terminus at Natzaret and back. Time for some lunch before getting the 13:11 Cercanías C-1 to its southern termninus at Gandía, back one stop to Jaraco then to the branch-off-a-branch terminus at Playa y Grao de Gandía. Returning to Valencia Estación del Norte, I took the free shuttle bus to the nearby new terminus at Valencia Joaquin Sorolla; then covered some more of the metre gauge metro system by travelling on line 2 to Torrent Avinguda, line 7 to Colón, then line 3 to Aeroport. The flight back to Manchester was over half an hour late but I was home before midnight.