Ana Pastor, the Minister for Development, today promised the Region of Murcia that by 2015 the AVE high speed train network will reach the capital city, and that it will reach the city centre via an underground tunnel.
The promise of an AVE to Murcia has been around since works started in 2006, and Ana said it would come to completion next year.
The promise is an attempt to stave off a massive demonstration expected this Saturday which would be rather embarrassing to all politicians involved.
Almería, on the other hand, can go whistle, and no mention was made of extending the AVE past Murcia down the coast.
As I mentioned a few days ago, the Almería – Seville route has been completely abandoned by the Junta de Andalucia.