Engineers from CAF, the company that built the trams used, for a short time, in Vélez-Málaga have spent the past couple of weeks servicing the units following their return from Australia.
This morning, the Vélez-Málaga tram has started its final journey, destination Sydney, Australia. The tram ceased functioning on June 4th 2012 and the Council has negotiated a €200,000 per year rental agreement with the city of Sydney.
The troubled Vélez-Málaga tranvia tram did not fare very well in the recent Consumer-Eroski survey carried out on the nation’s metro and tram systems.
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.
It is easy to see why the Tranvia tram system in Vélez-Málaga is having such a hard time. I was in Torre del Mar the other day and saw half a dozen trams go past and the number of occupants on each (whole) tram ranged from 2 to a staggering 8. For some reason it just doesn’t seem to have …
The second phase of the Tranvia tram system in Vélez-Málaga cost €8.1 million and was completed eighteen months ago, yet it still not in operation.
Vélez-Málaga Council continues to run up debts relating to the Tranvia tram system and is concerned that, because of this situation, the operators of the trams, Travelsa, may decide to suspend the service.
The second phase of the highly unsuccessful Tranvia tram system in Vélez-Málaga will definitely not be in operation by Easter, despite having been completed in March 2009.
Work has started on construction of the urban section of the Tranvia tram system on its way through Chiclana de la Frontera, Cádiz province.
The Tranvia tram system in Vélez-Málaga has ended 2009 with the worst set of figures since it began in 2006, the number of passengers using the service continuing to decline.