How Jaen spent 120 million euros on a tram which never worked

Jaén has finally mothballed its tram system, which cost the city 120 million euros, never carried a paying passenger, and in fact, never ever started running past initial trials. And nobody has lost their job, or even been censored. Amazing, isn´t it? It took a decade to build it, ripping up streets and laying lines through the city. It was finally finished in 2011, and the PSOE / IU run city council started running tests, Continue reading How Jaen spent 120 million euros on a tram which never worked

40 million euro tramway mothballed as Vélez Málaga can’t afford to run it

Vélez Málaga has dumped its almost new tramway, opened in late 2006 at a cost of 40 million euros, as it’s too expensive to run and is never likely to make a profit. The tram ran between the city centre and the beachside of Torre del Mar. It has never turned a profit and costs the city over a million to run each year. This money, says the Mayor, will now be used instead to Continue reading 40 million euro tramway mothballed as Vélez Málaga can’t afford to run it