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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

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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.

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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.

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