Friday, 16 October 2009

Algeciras - Madrid train line cut from October 26

As we announced here, the train line between Algeciras and Madrid will be cut on October 26th for repairs to the Algeciras-Bobadilla section, impacting all stations. Salvador de la Encina, National Deputy and President of the Infrastructure Committee in that chamber, guaranteed that travellers will be transported by bus to Ronda or Málaga to continue on to Madrid. However, there are reports that enquiries at individual stations have resulted in being told that 'we have no information' about buses. Tickets online have been unavailable for several weeks, which means that early-bird discounts are unavailable, as they are at station ticket offices.


Simon said...

Hi Prospero.

As a matter of interest does anybody actually know what is being done to the railway? You mention here 'repairs' but I've seen 'track upgrade', 'twin tracks', 'changing to standard gauge' and even 'extending the AVE network to Algeciras' (which I don't believe). Anybody know what's happening?

PROSPERO said...

I'd choose 'track upgrade' if I had to as that could include 'twin tracks' - but can anyone imagine the AVE careering through the mountains? This last seems to have taken on a life of its own and become the most popular guess.
In any case, how much does it matter? Whatever we say is going to become whatever they want, isn't it?