Historic Soller train on Spain’s holiday island Mallorca up and running again

SERVICES: The train goes backwards and forwards between Soller and Palma twice a day CREDIT: Tren De Soller Facebook @tren.soller

MALLORCA’S historic train running between Soller Palma is back up and running again after a three-month suspension in the service due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The first train left Soller station at 9am on Thursday with some 40 passengers on board, most of them employees, guests and press.
Soller Railway President Oscar Mayol went along for the ride. He took the opportunity to underline the importance of reactivating Mallorca’s complementary tourist offer to help reactivate the sector and the island’s economy.
On the train’s way back from the island capital it had around 30 passengers, many of them German tourists.
The train is making one morning and one afternoon return run a day between Soller and Palma, with disinfections of each carriage after arriving at the stations.
Passengers have to follow the marked out circuits for getting on and off the train, respect a social distance of at least 1.5 metres and wear a face mask throughout the journey.
The tram service between Soller town and the port, which like the train was halted when Spain’s State of Alarm came into force, has also started up again. It is doing 20 runs a day.

CREDIT: Tren De Soller Facebook @tren.soller

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