the olive press
Search:
Spain's best English daily news website
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Subscribe: RSS or Email

Alhambra tourist train to ride again

PUBLISHED: March 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm  •  LAST EDITED: March 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm
Andalucia, Granada, Lead2  •  2 Comments


Alhambra tourist train to ride again

Do you have news for us?
Click to contact the newsdesk!



A ONCE popular train that ran from Granada city centre to the Alhambra is being brought back by city bosses.

The reintroduction, which is being backed by the Council for Culture, will see a new environmentally friendly version of the train running again.

The train will be electric and it is hoped it will improve access to some of the top tourist attractions in the area including the famous monument near Plaza Nueva.

The train will be operated by a private company who will decide on the itinerary and price.

It is hoped the train will run in the area for at least the next ten years.

Did you like this? Share it:



Reader Comments »



Fred

March 15th, 2013 2:10 pm

Great idea. They should also reinstate the old trains that used to transport the sugar cane – it would be a tourist trap. Certainly a big project, but Spain wastes so much on other mad schemes that never bear any fruit.

Pedro Santamaria Grant

March 20th, 2013 8:22 pm

This idea was called the AVE-CREM because it looked like an AVE high speed train and followed the supposed route of the old cable tram “Cremallera”. It was very succesful service, packed with locals and tourists alike. The train was boycotted by the local taxis, who blocked it in and made it travel at smail pace up and down the hill. Eventually the service was stopped and the train sold to Sierra Nevada for the Ski Resort. Since then traffic has been banned from this road. So the new service will be a much welcomed access from the city and a great attraction for tourists.




The views expressed in the comments above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Olive Press.

Messages will be moderated or deleted if they:
• Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
• Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
• Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
• Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court
• Advertise products or services for profit or gain
• Are seen to impersonate someone else
• Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
• Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
• If you have a complaint about a comment please email [email protected]


 Back to the Top








Read Our Latest Print Edition »

Read More Olive Press Back Issues Online »