Wednesday 23 July 2008

Tram: If you build it,

They will come. The extension of the new super tram line to Benidorm has been a great success which has way surpassed expectations. Since travellers have been able to travel direct from Benidorm to Alicante without having to change from the old train system to the new tram, passenger use has almost tripled.

In May around 50,000 passengers travelled along the route, in June, when trams were running all month, 131,000 people climbed aboard. And no wonder, the tram is an easy, cheap way to see the coast, resorts like Vila Joyosa, El Campello and the San Juan beach area, as well as to have a day sight-seeing in Alicante.