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Two companies show interest in Vélez tram repairs

  • The tram, which connected Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar and was the first of its kind in Andalucía, was withdrawn from service in June 2012

Mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Antonio Ferrer, has told SUR that two companies have shown interest in the project to repair the town's tram system infrastructure, since the work was put out to tender for a second time in January this year. A previous call had failed to attract any interest.

However, Ferrer, who is hoping to reach a deal before the local elections in May, admitted that both companies are "studying the situation of the infrastructure carefully" as parts of it are difficult to access and the companies believe there may be hidden costs, which would take the project over its current 1.94-million-euro budget. The tram, which connected Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar and was the first of its kind in Andalucía, was withdrawn from service in June 2012.