The mayor highlights “its location, easy access to roads, ample space for buses to circulate and free parking areas available”
The Alcantarilla City Council proposed to Adif that
establish the local station as the provisional end of the Cartagena-Chichilla line, on arrival from Madrid, when the AVE works prevent its continuation to Nonduermas. This was made known by the mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, to the president of Adif, María Luisa Domínguez, in a letter highlighting “its location, easy access to communication routes, the ample space for buses to circulate and the available free parking areas ”.
«The proximity to the city of Murcia is another of the advantages of this location, less than fifteen minutes by road between the Alcantarilla and El Carmen stations in Murcia.
It would be the proposal that would cause the least problems and delays for travelers on the Madrid-Cartagena route“Explained Buendía.
This proposal foresees the arrival and departure of buses from Plaza Pepe de la Pequena, which has immediate access to Avenida Príncipe, which bypasses Alcantarilla, towards the Murcia-El Carmen station. In addition, it includes two options for passenger access, through a pedestrian walkway or through a temporary platform.
Adif plans to close the rail traffic between Alcantarilla and Murcia in February to continue with the AVE works, “since they have completely ruled out the initial project of combining them with the maintenance of the service, as announced by its president during the meeting with the mayors of the affected municipalities “, he clarified. “Using the Alcantarilla station as the end point of the section brings together the most appropriate conditions for passengers and would avoid the total cut off of the service,” he concluded.