The Junta has approved the creation of a dry port in Níjar, which could create up to 3,400 jobs. We haven’t heard anything about this for ages and suddenly it pops up again. Question is: Where are the trains that will supply the port??? 174 hectares of land next to the motorway in Níjar has been set aside for this massive project. The idea is to create a logistical centre which will receive products from Continue reading Junta approves “dry port” in Níjar, 3,400 jobs to be created
120 million euros is needed this year to maintain Spain’s older railway lines to a minimum state warns a leaked document from the railway operator ADIF. The trouble is that so many resources are diverted to the high speed lines and the commuter lines, that the secondary lines are falling apart. As anyone who’s travelled on the Almería line can testify.
The EU has confirmed that it has no plans to finance the local high speed train in Almeria until after 2020. Following on from yesterdays announcement that the local AVE line has been dropped from Europe’s list of “priority rail investments”, the EU budget office has confirmed to Spanish MEP’s that no money will be allocated in the current round of transport investments. This means that Almeria will have to battle for EU cash in Continue reading No EU money for AVE line until after 2020 – it’s official, it’s abandoned
We currently have 19 km of high speed train line built in the province – the bit from Sorbas to Garrucha. It includes Spains second longest tunnel. You’ve seen it. It was originally a “priority” for Spain, when it was announced, and it was planned to be the coastal link of the “Meditterean Corridor”, a high speed rail link up and down the Med, from Portugal to Italy. Then the crisis hit. And, as we Continue reading Europe abandons Almeria’s AVE high speed train link