The Velez-Malaga tram, the first of its kind in Andalucia, made its last journey on Sunday evening and the service is now suspended until further notice.
Vélez-Málaga Council and the transport company Alsa are finalising the expansion of the bus service in the town in preparation for the suspension of the tram service on June 4th. The plan is to introduce an extra three buses between Vélez and Torre del Mar and one between Caleta and Almayate.
In October, the mayor of Vélez-Málaga announced that the tram service between Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar would cease functioning on November 1st if no regional funding was forthcoming. A subsequent announcement postponed the suspension of service until November 14th.
The suspension of the tram service in Vélez-Málaga will not now take place until November 14th according to the latest reports. The service had been scheduled to cease on November 1st.
The number of passengers using public transport in Vélez-Málaga, which includes the tram service, continues to fall and is now at its lowest level since 2006.