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Hotels collect signatures to demand the coastal railway be extended to Estepona

Hotels collect signatures to demand the coastal railway be extended to Estepona
  • The petition will be presented to the government when at least half a million signatures have been collected

The hotel sector on the Costa del Sol says the area cannot afford to wait any longer for the railway line to be extended to Marbella and Estepona, and a petition has been organised to demand that the project be put into immediate effect.

The petition is already available in local hotels for clients to sign, and it will be presented to the government when at least half a million signatures have been collected.

Fernando Al Farkh, manager of Los Monteros hotel in Marbella, one of the first to participate in the petition, says guests frequently comment on the fact that a tourist destination such as the Costa del Sol does not have better infrastructure, with no railway service west of Fuengirola and roads which become very congested, especially in the summer months.

Other sectors are also backing the demand for the long-awaited railway line to be extended as soon as possible, including business associations, tourism companies and community groups such as Rotary Clubs.