Possible increase in frequency of C1 local train

For the first time in its 35 year history, the rail network operator RENFE sees the possibility of increasing the service of the C1 local train service between Málaga and Fuengirola, something it has wanted to do for many years.

As from January 24th 2011, it is now possible to operate two routes via the new station at T3 in Málaga airport. This in turn allows for the possibility of increasing the frequency of trains between the coastal towns of Málaga and Fuengirola, a profitable route.

The current plan is to have C1 trains running every 20 minutes instead of the current 30 minutes, a boon to both commuters and visitors, and the aim is to start this new schedule in the summer.

In the past, there was only a single track with a single overhead power cable, making schedule changes virtually impossible. With the introduction of dual tracks in several sections already completed, this now becomes feasible.

The section between the airport and Maria Zambrano station in Málaga is now all dual track, but from Maria Zambrano to Alameda it remains single track.

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