BENIDORM will get its much-requested TRAM halt at the mainline bus station.
Local mayor Toni Perez explained that the new stop will replace the nearby Disco Benidorm halt. “Their proximity would hinder rational and efficient use of both installations,” said Perez, quoting from a Generalitat letter.
The TRAM line is almost within touching distance of the bus station but passengers transferring from one to the other must use Benidorm’s main railway station, involving a lengthy detour to or from the bus station.
The town hall is now completing formalities to cede land between the bus station and the existing railway track to the regional government.
Plans for the halt, which will be financed with funds from Brussels, are now at the draft stage, and the mini-station must be ready by the end of 2017 if the town hall wishes to receive the EU funds.
The track will be rerouted to the bus station and the unused section of line will become a Via Verde cycling and walking route.