Following a period of uncertainty, Torremolinos town hall has announced that the long-awaited renovation of the Cercanias train station in Plaza La Nogalera is due to begin in June. News of the proposed works was announced by José Ortiz, Mayor of Torremolinos, during a meeting with Ascensor Ya! - an organisation that has petitioned for the station to be made more accessible. The work, which will cost 7.5 million euros, will reform the station's existing facilities, making it fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Torremolinos is one of the few stations on the Malaga-Fuengirola line that fails to comply with accessibility standards in Andalucía, despite registering an average of 6,000 passengers a day.
The escalator is only operational for people leaving the station, despite repeated requests for the station to be modernised to allow easier access for travellers with mobility problems and those with pushchairs and heavy luggage.