Train delayed

Four years of nightmares on Valencia-Alicante link


RAIL users on the Dénia-Calpe line will be stuck with bus journeys in heavy traffic until the year 2020 during repairs on the ‘dangerous’ track.
But with the Valencia region more isolated than ever, local councils are not prepared to give up on the long-awaited coastal train link without a fight.
Regional transport minister María José Salvador has teamed up with mayors from the Marina Alta (Alicante province) and La Safor (Valencia province) to wage war on the PP-run central government after it informed them in writing that there were no ‘economic or social grounds’ for the Valencia-Alicante link to be built.
For over 40 years, mayors have been fighting for the track linking Gandia (La Safor) to Dénia (Marina Alta) through Oliva to be reinstated, providing an unbroken link between the two largest provincial capital cities in the region via the coast.
And this is only the start of what the region, which relies mostly on tourism for its income, needs in terms of basic public transport.

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