Closed Axarquia tramline set to re-open at last

It was closed to reduce town hall costs

LAST UPDATED: 11 Dec, 2016 @ 22:41

velez-malaga-tramsA SCAR on the face of Axarquia is to finally be removed with an injection of 1.5 million.

The unsightly Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar tram line has been lying neglected for four years, since the town council axed the popular 6km service.

But now it looks set to re-open after the junta agreed to stump up 40% of the costs to repair damage wreaked on the line while it was closed.

The town hall will front the other 60% and believes the trams could be put back in action during 2017, once an agreement between the two authorities has been signed .

The trams, which visited 12 stops, are currently on loan in Australia but will be returned when the line is renovated.

It was closed to reduce town hall costs.

Talking about the plan, Felipe López, a town councillor, said: “The political option we share is to work on improving public transport and that we share this deficit between the City Council and the Ministry, and that is what we are going to do.”

The tram system was constructed in 2003 and served people wanting to travel between the two communities for six years from 2006.

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  1. Did they ever really go? Australia can’t knock out a couple of trams, but needs to borrow them?
    The shipping costs alone must have been massive, there’s something fishy about that exercise.