Buses for jabs

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Buses for jabs
VACCINATION CENTRES: Buses put on for Alicante City and Elche residents Photo credit: GVA.es

THE Generalitat provided transport for 105,626 people to attend vaccination centres in Alicante City and Elche between April and July.

Coaches took residents not on the usual bus routes to the Ciudad de la Luz centre in Alicante City and the IFA trade fair installation in Elche.

The regional government had wanted to ensure that all of the local population had “easy, comfortable and safe access” to the anti-Covid vaccine, Transport chief Arcadi España said.

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June saw the most demand for transport, when 36,082 people used the system, followed by July (34,451), May (29,411) and April (6,582).

The Alicante-Ciudad de la Luz connection was the most-used, ferrying a total of 72,471 people.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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