Malaga taxi strikes

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Malaga taxi drivers are going to support the national strike which was called for February 18 in protest against the National Market and Competence Commission which looks to de-regularise fares as well as allow licensed ‘mini-cabs’ to pick up passengers without pre-booking. The services will be suspended from 11am to 1pm, and a protest meeting will be held in the Martin Carpena sports centre. 

In addition, they will also hold a local protest in Malaga towards the end of February in order to demand that local government accepts the work shift regulation voted for by the freelance taxi drivers in the city, which would limit the maximum number of working hours per vehicle regardless of the number of drivers to 16 from Monday to Thursday with no restrictions at weekends.

Based on previous events, the strikes are likely to cause some traffic disruption in Malaga City as well as delays for travellers at the airport.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I really have no sympathy left for local Taxi drivers, I used to get them up to and back from Malaga airport before but now prefer to use the train and try to avoid them at all costs, I find them expensive nor do I not think they merit their charges… but I am sure other will love them 😉

  2. Mike, We always use the taxis quite simply because we haven’t a clue how to get to the train station at the airport. Can you give me easy to understand directions – thank you

  3. It’s actually quite easy:

    If you come out of arrivals just walk out of where the new terminal is and the station is 60 meters in front of you, the road for departures into the new terminal that comes up to it at 90 degrees you would actually walk under to get to the station. If you come into the airport on the train then as you come up from the station turn left towards the Airport terminal and take the escalator up to the next level and the terminal entrance is just in front of you.

    Note that you do not access the train station from inside the terminal, you need to go outside which I think is a real shame, after the upgrade they gave to the terminal one would have hoped that the station was accessible directly from within the airport. It’s OK to go outside when the weather is fine which it normally is but there can be quite a few windy days winter and summer and it would have made sense to have had an underpass directly from the terminal… they preferred to spend the money on a second runaway they don’t seem to use but then thats another story! 😉

  4. Mike

    Many thanks, I have printed your reply and even I should be able to follow the instructions!

    Travelling both ways to and from Arroyo de la Miel to the airport works out at approx 50 euros extra for our holiday so it will be a nice saving using the train.

    kind regards

    Barbara

  5. Many thanks, I have printed your reply and even I should be able to follow the instructions!

    Travelling both ways to and from Arroyo de la Miel to the airport works out at approx 50 euros extra for our holiday so it will be a nice saving using the train.

    kind regards

    Barbara

  6. Many thanks, I have printed your reply and even I should be able to follow the instructions!

    Travelling both ways to and from Arroyo de la Miel to the airport works out at approx 50 euros extra for our holiday so it will be a nice saving using the train.

    kind regards

    Barbara

  7. Changed my name as someone else is using it 😉
    OK so you are just a couple of hops away then! The directions at the airport are not actually that helpful as far as I can remember but then maybe I just wasn’t looking for any as it really is quite easy. You can only walk to and from the station and airport, at a guess if you got off the train you would be in the terminal in about 6 to 8 minutes walking, if you take the train to the Airport then when you come off the train you take escalator or stairs up to ground level then you can see the airport, then you know when you come back where you need to go.

    I normally purchase a single but at Xmas I bought a return, I arrived back into Malaga, walked down to the train and the platform gate wouldn’t accept my ticket so I asked the Renfe chap there and he said a return is only valid for same day! Anyway he stamped and hand dated the ticket then opened the gate and let me through… the old Spain I remember, very helpful and good PR! 😉

    Trains run every 20 minutes as far as I can remember, clean, cheap and efficient., good luck with your first trip 😉

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