Transport

Malagas suburban train adapts timetable to AVE high speed train

Suburban train at Fuengirola- Los Boliches

Suburban train at Fuengirola – Los Boliches

Renfe adjusts the schedules of early morning trains in both directions and extends the service one hour in the night: The schedule of suburban trains between Malaga and Fuengirola and vice versa change from late April to improve links with the AVE high speed train arriving at  Malaga Maria Zambrano station.

With these new schedules, which do not alter the frequency of the trains, which is still 20 minutes, the first trains will depart from Fuengirola to Malaga at 6:10, 6:45, 7:20 and 7:40 am. From that hour, trains depart every hour, twenty minutes and forty minutes. (more…)

General strike in Spain on November 14th

On November 14 there will be a general strike in Spain. How does this affect the public transport if you travel during this day?

There will be ensured the circulation of 30% of regular commuter trains. This means that between Malaga airport, Malaga city and the resorts of the Costa del Sol there are trains every hour instead of every 20 minutes.

There will be running only a 20% of the high-speed trains (AVE) between Malaga, Cordoba and Madrid.

Regarding air transport, there will be only 10% of domestic flights, 20 % of flights to European destinations and 40% & of flights to destinations outside of Europe.

Regarding bus traffic, there will be circulating 25% of the usual services; while maritime transfer has fixed three services each way between the mainland and the Balearic Islands, one to Melilla and the Canary Islands, and two to Ceuta.

Please contact your travel agent / airline to see if your flight has been cancelled or rescheduled. Airlines at Malaga airport

At this link you can find the schedule of the commuter trains Malaga-airport-Fuengirola and if you don´t want to take any chances you can book a transfer at Malaga airport.

 

Taxi drivers in Malaga will strike on August 1

About 3,000 taxi drivers in the province of Malaga, more than half of the capital and the rest of the different municipalities of the interior and the coast, will strike on Wednesday, August 1.

This strike taking place at national level is against the approval of the Act that allows the liberalization of the sector of car rental with driver, where currently is authorized only one for every 30 taxis.

There will be minimum service, but only for medical emergencies or other significant emergencies. The strike is scheduled to begin at 6 am, with duration of 24 hours.

If you are worried about how to get to your holiday destination, there are several transport options from Malaga Airport: Public shuttle bus to Marbella suburban train to Malaga centre and the coastal resorts of Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Fuengirola.

At that point we remind you that the Taxi strike takes place throughout the province; so check before how far is situated your hotel from any public transport to avoid having to walk with suitcases.

For major convenience, you can also rent a car at Malaga airport or book a transfer.

New Malaga ring road and toll highway

The Spanish Ministry of Development opened today the two remaining sections to complete of the so-called Hiperronda of Malaga. The said highway is born with the mission to facilitate communications between the western and eastern Costa del Sol and will also benefit all those vehicles with destination to or from Seville, Cordoba and Granada.

The new highway will permit to travel from one end of the province of Malaga to the other without having to go through the capital and, therefore, escape the usual congestions that occur in several of its access roads.

This new road map will be completed tomorrow with the opening of the toll highway Las Pedrizas, an alternative to the historic entry from the interior of the peninsula and with a far more uniform road curse and wide curves, enabling a constant maximum speed of 120km/h.

Also the tourism sector will benefit a lot from this huge step forward. On completion of the new access to Malaga airport from the western Costa del Sol and the ring road of San Pedro (Marbella), Malaga may presume a road network according to its true potential.

Malaga train strike on September 29

Strike at Malaga Maria Zambrano train station June 2011

Strike at Malaga Maria Zambrano train station June 2011

25% of long distance trains and suburban trains in Malaga can be affected by strikes on September 29.

Union sources indicated that the strike will affect around 25% of commuter trains and long distance trains, ranging the minimum services of suburban trains in Seville, Malaga and Cadiz between 75 and 50% in peak hours and between 43 and 50% during the rest of the day.

The strikes will also affect middle-distance or regional trains and long distance trains, including high-speed trains, both day and night.