The coastal train project for connect the entire Costa del Sol by rail, you will have to keep waiting. The Association of Hotel Entrepreneurs of the Costa del Sol (AEHCOS) has regretted the “neglect” of this project by the government of Pedro Sanchez, who has intended a “ridiculous” Item of 82,930 euros in the General State Budgets by 2022.
«It is a symbolic gesture, rather than a real concern to undertake a key, strategic and urgent project«, Affirms the Malaga hotel management association. The current railway connection from Malaga capital ends in Fuengirola, which leaves the rest of the coastal municipalities (Mijas, Marbella, Estepona and Manilva) at the expense of obsolete highway A-7 -insufficient and unable to absorb all the traffic- and toll road AP-7.
“In the middle of the communication era, it is not understood that the Government is once again putting aside an absolutely necessary and urgent project, which would mean a great revulsive not only for the tourism sector, but for the growth of the economy and job creation of the area, and that would make us the most competitive tourist destination throughout the Mediterranean, “he adds Jose Luque, President of AEHCOS.
Tourism entrepreneurs recall that the A-7 highway is obsolete, and both residents and tourists support constant daily traffic jams, because the affected municipalities are the ones that have grown the most demographically.
The hoteliers of the Costa del Sol had placed their trust that this project would be included in the Next Generation funds which, among other issues, are intended to promote the sustainable, safe and connected mobility. After decades of claims, businessmen, residents and tourists will have to continue waiting for one day La Moncloa to have a tenant with the sufficient political will to make this project come true.