Rail Link Common Cause

The Regional Development Minister, Marifrán Carazo, has given her word to the Motril business Sector and the Port Authorities that she will push the Granada/Motril rail link.

MOT Granada-Port Rail Link AccordShe pledged to take the accord struck between the Granada business sector and the Port Authorities to all the regional committees necessary, as she considers that the train link is “vital infrastructure for the Costa Tropical and Granada.”

“The Junta de Andalucía backs this initiative presented by Motril Port, which will be included in the plans for the European Network of Transport,” she said, adding, “we’re in time for the European institutions that are going to decide the issue to study this document, as we consider that we can’t let this opportunity to escape us.”

The European Union opened a period during which suggestions and petitions can be submitted for consideration that would modify or add to the Trans-European Rail Network. The province will be submitting their project so that Motril Port does not remain as the only comercial port in the country without a rail connection.

Finally, the accord, which is now backed by the Junta, was signed by the Mayor of Motril, the Mayor of Granada, the Chairwoman of the Mancomunidad de Municipios, The Provincial Delegate for the Junta, the Chairman of the Medium & Small Businesses Association and the Chairman of the Motril Chamber of Commerce

Editorial comment: the Andalusian Elections are only a couple of weeks away and we’re right in the middle of the elections campaign when pledges are flying in every direction in  search of votes, which is something to bear in mind before rushing out and buying a trainspotting diary.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  4 comments for “Rail Link Common Cause

  1. Fred Davies
    June 9, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Should be built for passenger traffic as well…. A fine piece of engineering the Costa Tropical to Granada autovia but about as busy as the UK’ M50 . At least the A323a is blissfully quiet as a consequence…. warped funding mechanisms mean that roads invariably get built before railways

  2. June 9, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Patrick: indeed there was, but it was more for transporting minerals than passengers. I did an article on it in 2017:

    https://www.theseasidegazette.com/2017/06/44593/durcal-motril-cable-way/

  3. Patrick Barry storey
    June 9, 2022 at 10:02 am

    At one time. Was there a cable car from Motril to Granada.??

  4. Patrick Barry storey
    June 9, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Well hopefully in the next decade a rail line to Motril and it’s Port. Will become a reality. After all Granada to Malaga is possible in 1.5 hrs.
    A loop down to Motril. Then maybe Almunecar. , Velez Malaga. Would happen this century. ??

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