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

Vélez Málaga closes its tram lines to save cash

Vélez Málaga,a town with a cash flow problem (show me one in Spain that doesn’t -ed) has announced it will close its tranvia service -the tram- to save cash after the Junta refused to subsidise it to the tune of 1,6 million a year. The closure will happen in November. The town will still have to pay some 600,000€ a year to keep the basic infrastructure up to code. The town will use the extra Continue reading Vélez Málaga closes its tram lines to save cash