Full steam ahead for province’s first railroad greenway

Stretch of old railway between Coín and Alhaurín el Grande to be converted to a walking and cycling path

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The official project plans have been delivered to local mayors and other officials

THE project to create Málaga province’s first railroad greenway – a walking and cycling path created on an old, out-of-use railway corridor – is steaming ahead after officials last week announced the initial phase of work will go out to tender before year end. The more than five-kilometre-long ‘Vía Verde’, running from the Río Fahala in Alhaurín el Grande to Coín on a stretch of the old Málaga-Coín railway, will be created at a cost of €700,000, funded by the Diputación de Málaga.

Diputación deputy Marina Bravo last week presented the project plans for the first phase of work, a 2.4-kilometre stretch budgeted at €413,000, to the mayors of Alhaurín and Coín, Antonia Ledesma and Fernando Fernández respectively.

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