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HALF A METRO IN MARCH?

MetroPosted by Simon Mon, February 13, 2017 04:03:16

The promised inauguration of the Metro in Granada for March this year (see post 55, 2 Feb 17), - it looks as if it’s going to happen, but in a scaled-down form. That is, like the High Speed AVE was reduced to a Low Speed version, and then a No Speed service (see post 54, 30 Jan 17), at least for 2017, the Metro it appears is going to be introduced as a trial service at first, running from just 9am to 3pm, and that with only one train an hour. A further delay in the full inauguration to autumn or beyond the end of the year is not inconceivable.

If you think that’s bad enough, better not look at the cost, which has risen so far from an initial budget of 260m to over 558m euros. This might suggest that those responsible for calculating the costs are incredibly dim, or something funny is going on. We know who’s paying for all this, but do we know who’s profiting?

- This is from Antonio Cambril’s opinion piece in Granada Hoy, 12 Feb 2017 (Calendario flamenco). I have left out the scorn he pours on the political parties, as I take that for given. cambrilantonio@gmail.com



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