By Euro Weekly News Media • 31 October 2011 • 9:54
FOREIGN Minister Trinidad Jimenez described a train service to cover the length of the Costa del Sol as an “absolute necessity”.
Jimenez, who is also the socialist party’s number one candidate in Malaga for the Chamber of Deputies, has said that the PSOE promises to create the route which would extend the existing section between Malaga and Fuengirola along the coast towards Algeciras, as she says it has “huge potential”.
Despite this, businesses along the coast are worried that the train to Marbella and Estepona may not become reality, especially since the EU recently revealed that plans for the Mediterranean Railway Route which is to run through Spain from the border with France to Algeciras will not go along the Malaga coast but instead take the route inland.
The Ministry of Public Works announced that the project would require an investment of €19.4 billion between 2014 and 2020 and locals fear that this will mean there will be no funds for the coastal train.
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