New mayor commits to bringing back the tram

BACK ON TRACK: Plans to reinstate Velez-Malaga’s tram service.

THE future of Velez-Malaga’s tram has been decided as the recently sworn-in mayor has pledged to bring it back.
Socialist Antonio Moreno Ferrer announced that the tram would go through the town’s historical centre and the coastal district of Torre del Mar.
The decision was taken during the new team’s first day in office, after the former Partido Popular (PP) local government had indicated that it was “economically unsustainable without the [financial] participation of the Junta de Andalucia regional government.”
Ferrer assured that the necessary steps to bring back the tram had been taken; in fact, he claimed that negotiations had already started between the council and the company in charge of the service.
The costs of the service are already being analysed; however the new mayor has not yet released a final date to see the service restored, as he claimed the project would be technically complex.
He said the physical structure had not been used for the past three years and had sustained damage due to a lack of maintenance and bad weather conditions.
“It is risky to talk about a final date because we do not know how much time we will need to restore tracks and overhead power cables, but I hope that we will be able to announce a definite date in about a month or month and a half,” said the mayor.

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    • John

      17 June 2015 • 22:43

      Do the Spanish never learn?
      Do they want to be another Greece?
      25% unemployment & they want to spend even more money they don’t have?
      Money grows on trees/increase taxes AGAIN!
      Like the Greek Drachma the Spanish Pesata is around the corner


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