Taxi drivers claim they suffer ‘Third World conditions’ at Alicante train station

HOT WAITING: Taxi drivers complain of lack of shade

TAXI drivers at Alicante train station have described the ‘Third World conditions’ they suffer from in the summer.
Workers have complained they get just a few centimetres of shadow and shade as they wait their turn at the station to collect passengers in sweltering heat, despite promises two years ago they were to receive a shelter when the high-speed AVE train from Madrid arrived. The train came, but the shelter hasn’t.
President of Radio Teletaxi, Ignacio Pico, said: “A shaded area is necessary for the customers who leave the station whether they are waiting for taxis or not. It is unacceptable that the investment made to remodel the station of Alicante for the arrival of the AVE did not include a shelter.”
Drivers say there are frequent complaints from customers who are sat waiting in the heat. They also want better signs to direct passengers.
As a result, the group has requested a meeting with the councillor for Mobility to try and rectify the situation but the town hall says the problem arises as the land where the taxi stand is belongs to Adif and is not municipal property.

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