Torrevieja council has formally put forward a suggestion to the Ministry of Public Works that any new rail station for the area ought to be built on land in the Los Montesinos and Rojales municipalities. The proposed site would be located between the Montesinos CV-905 roundabout and the Campo de Guardamar roundabout, opposite La Mata lake.
Torrevieja mayor José Manuel Dolón says that he’s spoken to his counterparts in Rojales and Los Montesinos, who have approved the idea, with any possible link then heading north to San Isidro, which has an existing station on the Alicante-Orihuela line.
It’s a formal suggestion to the Ministry of Public Works who are looking into the feasibility of linking up Torrevieja to the rail network, after services were removed in the early eighties. Earlier this year, a government report suggested one route coming into Torrevieja which would run parallel with the AP-7 and entering the city by Los Balcones, with the station being in the Park of Nations. The second option would have seen the line get in through the Campico de Guardamar area before finishing up in La Mata by the Antonio Soria park and the third option, saw the line getting into Torrevieja through the San Luis and El Limonar urbanisations as well as part of the Parque Natural.
Torrevieja council formally rejected those proposals as all being unacceptable due to environmental issues, and have now come up with their Montesinos idea. It’s all a paper exercise at the moment, but Dolón said the alternative proposal compared to the three Ministry options, was designed to make sure that the government didn’t forget about the possible project.