Velez mayor commits to reinstating tram service

THREE-YEAR ABSENCE: The tram was withdrawn in 2012.

VELEZ-MALAGA Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer has reiterated the new government’s firm commitment to have the tram in service again, after a three year absence.

Moreno told press agency Europa Press that his team believes transport in the town is not as efficient as they would like it to be. The 12 outlying districts, according to him, have frequent problems connecting with the town, and the mayor believes this is an issue that needs to be tackled.

“From Caleta or Triana there is practically no way to get to the hospital, the town hall or another outpatients’ clinics,” he said, and continued: “Members of the current government are concerned about this and for us, the tram would be the backbone that connects the whole town.”

The tram service was inaugurated in 2006 and was operational for five years until the service was interrupted in 2012 due to the high costs it generated. The town council has now taken the first steps to having it reinstated after assessing the condition of the infrastructure, which has needed cleaning and reparation work.

Moreno Ferrer has clearly expressed his intention to bring the tram service back in the next few months.

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