Ministry to study impact of Marbella train extension

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THE Ministry of Public Works has deemed it a priority to expand the connections of the train network in the Costa del Sol. The study of the environmental impact that this entails will start in a few weeks, during the months of September and October.

At a meeting on Saturday (August 29), Angeles Muñoz, the President of the Popular Party (PP) in Marbella, confirmed that in the next few weeks the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, as well as other institutions, would conduct a study to assess the environmental impact of project.

This study will be based on the two most suitable alternatives: total burying of the tracks or the mixed layout system. The total budget is around €500,000, and the looping of the tracks that will guarantee the safe access to the A-7 will cost up to €2.2 million.

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  1. I am confused, what is costing 500,000 and what is costing 2.2 million, the track or the budget is 2.2 million? Are they only thinking of a couple of kilometres of track?

    I seen a program a few weeks back where the Chinese are putting down high speed rail track at a very fast rate, a lot of it build on concrete supports that runs through cities so as to allow less work and disruption from excavation work, seems a very fast way to put down a railway line where space is short such as it is along the coast here.

    I also see from Wikipedia that the Chinese have been building quite a few new railway lines in recent years, most of those that have been complete of late (12 Class I high speed) range from 171 to 600 klm and have taken then between 5 and 6 years from the start date to the opening date… they have also completed countless high speed inter city lines of 60 to 300 klm in 2 to 3 years from start to opening… how many years have I been hearing they want to build a railway line from Fuengirola to Marbella? At a guess I can remember this mentioned as far back as 25 years ago, this is only a total of 35 kilometres… maybe we should get the Chinese to take a look at it!

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