7 Oct, 2013 @ 13:07
1 min read

Globetrotting trams return to Velez-Malaga

velez malaga torre del mar tram

A CONTROVERSIAL tramline which was forced to close due to massive financial losses could be set to reopen.

The Junta is taking bids from potential operators for the route between Velez-Malaga and Torre del Mar.

The scheme was scrapped last year after having been in operation for just six years.

The regional government invested €40 million in the project but failed to recoup the money.

Efforts to reduce ticket prices and subsidise the route failed and the trams were subsequently packed off to Australia.

The cars have since been rented to authorities in Sydney at a cost of €200,000 a year.


  1. As a resident of Torre Del Mar I was a bit disappointed when it closed (I don’t have a car), so I for one would love to see it re-open. The replacement bus service is a bit hit-and-miss.

  2. The trams are still in Sydney and operating, but they will probably return by the end of this year. CAF are building new trams, some have already been delivered.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Souter says sorry for judge slur in trial

Shoot out
Next Story

Police officer down in Mercadona supermarket shoot out

Latest from Malaga

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press