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Agreement reached over underground metro line for Malaga's new hospital

Juanma Moreno and Francisco de la Torre in Seville this week.
Juanma Moreno and Francisco de la Torre in Seville this week. / E. P.
  • The Junta de Andalucía and Malaga city council have reached an agreement on the location of the city's new main hospital and that a new metro line to it will go underground

The Junta de Andalucía and Malaga city council have reached agreement on the location of the city's new main hospital and said that a new metro line to it will go underground.

Meeting in Seville, Francisco de la Torre, city mayor, met regional president, Juanma Moreno. Moreno gave the mayor the assurances he had been looking for that a planned metro line to the new hospital site by the existing Hospital Civil would be placed underground.

Locals on the route had been against a cheaper tram system which the last Socialist-party-run regional government had been in favour of. Now with the mayor and Junta leader from the same conservative PP party, both sides see eye-to-eye.

The metro and regional hospital should be started by 2022, they said this week.