A company called Ferrocarriles Suburbanos de Malaga was founded with Belgian capital in 1905 to build and run a suburban railway service in Malaga.
The line to Torre del Mar opened on 23 January 1908 and was extended to Vélez six months later.
There were also plans to link that line with another from Torre del Mar to Zurgena (Almeria), but that never materialised. In 1921 the train reached Periana, and the following year Ventas de Zafarraya (Granada).
However, it stopped operating altogether on 22 April 1968. First, in 1960, the company suspended the line to Ventas de Zafarraya which, curiously, had been the most complex to build.
In 1881 projects were drawn up to link Malaga and Vélez via a tram service. It was the first concession of this type to be granted in Malaga. The tram was supposed to start at Malaga port, cross the Cortina del Muelle, continue along the Malaga to Almeria road to Torre del Mar and run from there to Vélez.
In the end, however, it only went as far as El Palo district of Malaga.