Costa del Sol buses get a boost

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BOOST: More money is being ploughed into Benalmaden’s public bus service CREDIT: Innoben

URBAN bus lines are to be extended, vehicles improved and shelters renovated in Benalmadena, after the municipal company Innoben announced new budgets.

The firm is responsible for the management of public urban transport in the area, and this week announced that it is fully solvent, with zero debt.

According to chief executive officer, Bernado Jimenez, this will allow Innoben to undertake new projects.

As such, 43.57 per cent of the budget will be used to improve the service, and maintain the increased frequency of the M103 line, which has gone from 60 to 30 minutes.

He added that the company will continue with the renewal of the urban bus fleet and implement new lines. A figure of €100,000 has been set aside to renovate bus shelters.

Jimenez pledged to continue providing the M124 line to Santangelo, which was undertaken two years ago, extending the service with six new trips.

The plans also include subsidIsing the use of the M103 line for registered students who study in the area, and for the elderly.

And within the next few weeks, the CEO of Innoben intends to sign an agreement with the Provincial Transport Consortium of Malaga, with a view to facilitating free transportation to the area for students and pensioners.

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