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Marbella bus service will be free for residents from 2019

Passengers get on a local bus in Marbella town centre.
Passengers get on a local bus in Marbella town centre. / Josele-Lanza
  • The new bylaw that regulates the duties and rights of public transport users will make the service free for people registered on the census

Residents who are registered on Marbella's local population census (padrón) will travel free of charge on the town's local bus service, without exception, when a new bylaw comes into force in 2019.

The revised regulations that detail the rights and obligations of users of the bus service, which can be consulted on the town hall website for the next two weeks, introduce a new municipal mobility card (Tarjeta Municipal de Movilidad) which will allow registered residents to access the service. The card will have a small issuing fee of no more than ten euros, said the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, at a press conference on Tuesday.

The council is to invest three million euros a year in the initiative which, the mayor explained, is aimed mainly at promoting the use of public transport, but is also expected to increase the number of residents registered on the padrón.