By Euro Weekly News Media • 22 September 2011 • 15:35
Orihuela prepares to celebrate World Environment Day with two weekends of activities. Image: Orihuela Town Hall
IT takes around two hours to travel the 51km between Benidorm and Denia by train.
That is an average of 25km per hour, similar to speeds that were common at the start of the Industrial Revolution, according to Spanish newspaper Diario Informacion.
Trains that travel the 515km between Alicante and Barcelona take five hours, which is an average of 100km per hour.
TRAM line nine, which links the two towns used to take one-and-a-quarter-hours, but due to the addition of two stops in Calpe and Altea it now takes longer.
“The only solution to this issue would be to close line nine,” said the union CCOO. These are two destinations that are easy to get to via bus.
Meanwhile, bus schedules are not sufficiently coordinated, so users wishing to travel between Benidorm and Alicante often have to wait for the next bus, according to workers union CCOO.
The union also denounced other deficiencies including the inability to travel on Line one before 8am, causing difficulties for people working at hospitals and other establishments that open early.
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