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Vélez-Málaga bus station reopened

  • It reopened last Friday following two years of work to reform the building which was, until the 1960s, the town's train station

The main bus station in Vélez-Málaga reopened last Friday following two years of work to reform the building which was, until the 1960s, the town's train station.

The Malaga provincial government, Diputación, financed the entire project, which cost 241,000 euros and has kept as many of the features of the original, early 19th-century building, as possible. Vélez-Málaga mayor, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, thanked the Diputación at the opening and said, "We have been able to restore a very symbolic and emblematic building for Vélez-Málaga."

Old photographs showing the original train, known as 'La Cochinita' have been hung on the walls of the building. Ferrer added, "Many of us have fond memories of catching the train."

A waiting room along with timetable information is already available and there are plans to open a café in the building in the near future. The bus station is open from 7.45am to 10.15pm.