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Malaga metro's Hospital Civil link scrapped in favour of new line to the PTA

A computer-generated image of the metro line to the Hospital Civil.
A computer-generated image of the metro line to the Hospital Civil. / SUR
  • The Junta's spokesman said that the regional government was working towards a solution that solves "the real needs of the city"

Elías Bendodo, the new Junta de Andalucía regional government spokesman, has confirmed that the planned Malaga metro link to the Hospital Civil has been scrapped in favour of a new link to the Parque Tecnológico.

Bendodo, after meeting with the city's mayor, Francisco de la Torre, and regional president, Juanma Moreno, last week said that the new administration at the Junta would open talks over altering the existing plans with the concession holders, as well as the European Investment Bank which is financing the project and would have to approve any changes.

The spokesman said that the Junta was working towards a solution that solves "the real needs of the city" and accepted that the change in direction would result in consequences of a financial nature, believed to be in excess of 11 million euros a year.