The Junta de Andalucía is putting out to tender the contract to finish the part-completed section of Malaga’s metro between the main railway station and El Corte Inglés. Work started on the 713-metre section in 2009, but after overruns, disputes with the previous contractor and the discovery of a Medieval wall, the Junta finally halted the construction in 2015 with some 65 per cent of the line built. Since then street closures and diversions on the surface have continued. Now the work is expected to be completed by 2020 at a cost of almost 25 million euros. This section will connect with the short metro extension currently being built under the central Alameda avenue.