The new Almería - Murcia high-speed line under construction

EU funding for Spanish high-speed section Murcia-Almería approved

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The Murcia-Almería high-speed railway line will be supported with 411 million euros in funding from the European union. The European Commission approved the allocation of the grant from the European Regional Development Fund, which will support the construction of the Nonduermas-Vera and Los Arejos-El Puche sections of the high-speed line.

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Author: Esther Geerts

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7 comments op “EU funding for Spanish high-speed section Murcia-Almería approved”

Rodney Holland|29.08.23|01:58

Very interesting. I remember riding the night slow train on the old track from almeria area to murcia and beyond in 1978 with a bike when i rode around Spain in an epic 4 week ride. Very slow and trundling along at 40 mph. Last year we went to Spain and by chance were passing/driving through Lorca wben we crossed the old abandoned track leading to the station near the town centre…reminded me immediately of the 1am arrival..but looked forlorn and forgotten now. So it will be re-newed..great.

Joachim Falkenhagen|29.08.23|12:35

The infrastructure manager should be obliged to support direct night train operations on that route to other European countries, in particular to France and Germany, along with the provision of EUropean grants. There are three or four flights daily from Alicante an Almeria to Paris in this season, so some potential.

Liz Sykes|29.08.23|15:37

Hopefully there will be linked stations at Almeria, Covera & Alicante airports, to enable tourists from the UK and EU to reach the Almeria area.

Michael Winter|29.08.23|21:19

The rain line is great but what a cost how will it pay for it self.? Train travel in Spain is very cheap ,we holiday in vera at the moment 50 mins from Almeria the train will cost more and take longer so what have we got to gain. Lots of Spanish men / women work driving lorries full of fruit and vegetables from this area so will they still have a job or will it be more Spanish out of work. And just to say that the Spanish have been building it for the last 20 years or so will it be finished?

Kenneth Pointon|29.08.23|21:34

A lot of the trackbed has been built in the Los galliardos region for over 15 years ..

Kenneth Pointon|29.08.23|21:36

A lot of the track bed has been built in the Los galliardos region for over 15 years .

John|30.08.23|06:55

It continues to amaze me that there is no direct rail link between, high speed or otherwise, between Madrid and Lisbon. If the EU wishes to fund services then to do so in order to connect two of its capital cities would seem to be a constructive step. In reality, little finance is necessary. More a knocking of heads together.

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The new Almería - Murcia high-speed line under construction

EU funding for Spanish high-speed section Murcia-Almería approved

The new Almería - Murcia high-speed line under construction ADIF

The Murcia-Almería high-speed railway line will be supported with 411 million euros in funding from the European union. The European Commission approved the allocation of the grant from the European Regional Development Fund, which will support the construction of the Nonduermas-Vera and Los Arejos-El Puche sections of the high-speed line.

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Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

7 comments op “EU funding for Spanish high-speed section Murcia-Almería approved”

Rodney Holland|29.08.23|01:58

Very interesting. I remember riding the night slow train on the old track from almeria area to murcia and beyond in 1978 with a bike when i rode around Spain in an epic 4 week ride. Very slow and trundling along at 40 mph. Last year we went to Spain and by chance were passing/driving through Lorca wben we crossed the old abandoned track leading to the station near the town centre…reminded me immediately of the 1am arrival..but looked forlorn and forgotten now. So it will be re-newed..great.

Joachim Falkenhagen|29.08.23|12:35

The infrastructure manager should be obliged to support direct night train operations on that route to other European countries, in particular to France and Germany, along with the provision of EUropean grants. There are three or four flights daily from Alicante an Almeria to Paris in this season, so some potential.

Liz Sykes|29.08.23|15:37

Hopefully there will be linked stations at Almeria, Covera & Alicante airports, to enable tourists from the UK and EU to reach the Almeria area.

Michael Winter|29.08.23|21:19

The rain line is great but what a cost how will it pay for it self.? Train travel in Spain is very cheap ,we holiday in vera at the moment 50 mins from Almeria the train will cost more and take longer so what have we got to gain. Lots of Spanish men / women work driving lorries full of fruit and vegetables from this area so will they still have a job or will it be more Spanish out of work. And just to say that the Spanish have been building it for the last 20 years or so will it be finished?

Kenneth Pointon|29.08.23|21:34

A lot of the trackbed has been built in the Los galliardos region for over 15 years ..

Kenneth Pointon|29.08.23|21:36

A lot of the track bed has been built in the Los galliardos region for over 15 years .

John|30.08.23|06:55

It continues to amaze me that there is no direct rail link between, high speed or otherwise, between Madrid and Lisbon. If the EU wishes to fund services then to do so in order to connect two of its capital cities would seem to be a constructive step. In reality, little finance is necessary. More a knocking of heads together.

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