NERJA plans to support demands for a train service covering the whole of the Costa del Sol.
At a recent plenary meeting, the town hall approved a motion to support the Andalucian Railway Route and demand that the central government change plans so that the Costa del Sol train be included in the Mediterranean Railway Route planned by the EU.
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The town hall pointed out that the Costa del Sol train service was a priority, but that the most recent study carried out by the Ministry of Public Works had estimated the work on the Mediterranean route at around €51.3 billion to be completed by 2020, but mentioned nothing of the Costa del Sol route.
The Mediterranean route would connect the border with France to Algeciras by train, but the plans released recently showed that Malaga was completely cut out, something which has caused an uproar amongst local politicians.
Several mayors from along the coast of Malaga and presidents of Costa del Sol associations of municipalities have agreed to request that the Junta de Andalucia modify the budget for 2012 in order to set aside money for the Costa del Sol train.
They include the mayors of Marbella, Mijas, Nerja, Rincon de la Victoria, Velez-Malaga and Fuengirola, all of whom are members of the conservative Partido Popular, the opposing party to the socialists currently in power in the Junta de Andalucia and the central government.