The association of local residents ‘Velis’ in Vélez-Málaga has been voicing its concern about the poor state of the bus station in the town, describing it as ‘third world’ and unacceptable in the XXI century.
The ‘new’ bus station, established in September 2010, a year late, has six bays for buses which were installed by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport of the Junta de Andalucía. However, Velis complain that it has inadequate shelter against rain or sun, no wash basins, nowhere to get a cup of coffee or other adequate facilities.
The Council did install a portable toilet, connected to the local sewage network, across the road.
The bus station is next to the old railway station, an abandoned and neglected building which the Council hopes will be restored by the Junta de Andalucia so it can be used as a terminal.
The residents also complain about the general poor service of the local transport system, including the trams, particularly relating to the frequency of the various services.