Marbella train line overlooked as Spanish Government bet on Bobadilla-Algeciras route

TRAIN LINE: The Government continues to invest in Malaga’s infrastructure. Photo: Shutterstock

THE Spanish government is moving forward with the Bobadilla-Algeciras train line but overlooks the Marbella and Estepona project as Malaga’s annual infrastructure budget is revealed.

The Government continues to invest in Malaga’s infrastructure, focusing primarily on the renovation of the Bobadilla-Algeciras train line.

The Bobadilla-Algeciras line is fundamental to guarantee the intermodal freight transport at the port of Malaga and also Cadiz.

The project has an approximate budget of €159 million, although the Spanish political party, PSOE, still has to confirm the approval of the renovation plan.

Malaga has been attributed €373.3 million for city infrastructure investments in a draft carried out by the General State Budgets of 2019, more than double the amount of last year’s financial plan of €147.5 million.

The Bobadilla-Algeciras renewal project will use nearly half of Malaga’s budget for this year.

But it the development plan to extend the train line from the coast to Marbella and Estepona has reportedly been disregarded.

The only information received is that €140,000 will be assigned to the track extension in order to be able to continue with the ‘progress’ made in earlier studies.

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