A NEW high-speed train line that will reduce journey times between Malaga and Sevilla by 20 minutes will not be ready for another two years.

The announcement of the delay came as a partnership between two Spanish construction companies, Pavasal Empresa Constructora and Sociedad General de Obras was awarded the contract to build the bypass, which is expected to open 2022 earliest. 

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ALMODOVAR DEL RIO: A slower train passes through the municipality

The new €12 million connection will link up two already existing high speed lines, Madrid-Sevilla and Cordoba-Malaga. 

It will run entirely through the rural municipality of Almodovar del Rio, in Cordoba province. 

Construction of the 1.7km bypass is expected to take 20 months.

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