Tram system audit

In response to an agreement made in June 2013, the Court of Auditors has just started to audit the accounts relating to the ill-fated tram system in Vélez-Málaga which was suspended in June 2012.

First tram unit arrives back in town

The tram units rented out to Sydney, Australia, in July 2013 for a period of two years have arrived back in Vélez-Málaga after just seventeen months.

Moves to bring back the ‘elefante blanco’

The Minister of Works and Housing of the Junta de Andalucia, Elena Cortés, has reportedly made a ‘commitment’ to bring back the tram system to Vélez-Málaga. The tram was suspended in June 2012 and the vehicles leased to the Australian city of Sydney.

Tram system still in the news

The Junta de Andalucia has described the proposed renting of the Vélez-Málaga trams to city in New South Wales in Australia as a ‘step backwards’, although it still refuses to provide any kind of funding as it considers the responsibility for this public transport service rests with the municipality.

Tram funding not the responsibility of regional authorities

The Junta de Andalucia has stated that it cannot get involved in the financing of municipal transport systems in which it has no jurisdiction, namely the tram system, and that any such responsibility would belong to the state.

Time to move on?

The mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Delgado Bonilla, is now warning of the ‘ruination’ of the tram system in Andalucia if the regional government does not come up with a ‘solution’ for their maintenance and viability.

Another plea to save the tram

The Mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Francisco Delgado (PP), is once again asking the Junta de Andalucia to contribute financially to the tram system to avert the suspension of the system at the end of this moth or early June.

The neverending tram saga in Vélez-Málaga

The socialist Mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Salomé Arroyo, has made a commitment to maintain three-way talks in an attempt to try and reduce the technical rate of the much-troubled Tranvia tram system in the town and to pave the way for the second section of the tram to be made operational after two years of delays.