The Ministry of Development continues to break dates and postpone the arrival of the AVE and urban integration
The work had to have been tendered this year
The recovery of the connection with Andalusia will also be breached, scheduled for 2023. For Lorca, marginalization, in other areas of Spain, rain of millions
The President of the Popular Party of Lorca, Fulgencio Gil, has denounced that the PSOE is systematically blocking and delaying all the projects for the arrival of the AVE to our city that were committed by the Ministry of Development, and that were announced and ratified by of the minister of the branch, Iñigo de la Serna in April 2018. From the PP we prepared the road map, starting deadlines, money and concrete projects to the Ministry, but it was to reach the PSOE to the central government, and everything has gone to waste .
Now no one responsible for the Ministry reports this matter and they try to make Lorca forget the issue, but we will not let it happen.
Fulgencio Gil has indicated that a smoke screen has been launched on this whole issue.
Meanwhile, the current central government remains silent on the arrival of the AVE to the city, the recovery of the railway line with Almeria and Granada and the burial of the tracks as it passes through the urban fabric of the city.
The issues related to the AVE remain sleeping in a drawer, they have slowed down, and we can already affirm that the planned date to reopen the connection by train with Andalusia, established in the first months of 2023, will be practically impossible to comply with.
The Lorca people started the commitment to urban integration to the Ministry of Development, and we even transferred more than a year ago the technical difficulties detected by municipal officials, which forced the distance to be buried to 3.6.
Recall that it was, fundamentally, that they had not contemplated the existence of a canalization of the transfer under the Rambla de las Señoritas, and the need to save the Guadalentín river bed with a depth that would grant the necessary safety conditions in case of floods .
The answer has been silence and oblivion.
Nor has anything advanced in the construction of the new station in San Diego, which will replace the current stop, or the ambitious action that allowed to keep the Sutullena station on the surface and have an AVE station in the heart of the city.
We demand what corresponds to us, it is already well of railway marginalization, it is already good to see how in other regions more and more kilometers of AVE are made, with multimillion-dollar investments, and here we are marginalized because they consider us Spaniards second.
The Ministry of Development had to have tendered the works of the integration of the railroad in our urban area several months ago.
In fact we are going to accumulate another year of delay, because neither will it do so in the remainder of the year.
The disinterest of the PSOE with this issue is especially irresponsible, since instead of fulfilling the commitments that had already been reached, it has opted to take investments and money to other sites.
This hurts Lorca, because precisely the PSOE, which dismantled the roads in the 80s when he ruled in Lorca, Murcia and Madrid, has lost the opportunity to at least partially compensate the damage caused.
We are talking about a railway line that historically communicated with the sister municipalities of Almeria and Granada, and that allowed the generation of commercial and social synergies between multiple regions of different provinces.
"Let us prevent a new generation from suffering the consequences of the most serious error in railway communication in the history of Spain."
What we want from the PP is that the central government reacts at once, grant the urgency that the Lorca people deserve with this matter, and that there is not a new generation of Lorca, Murcia and Andalusians who suffer the consequences of the worst error in matters of Railway communications of the history of Spain.
We want them to respect these regions and that when an Almeria wants to travel to our Region, it has an AVE, that when a Lorca wants to go to Granada, too, and that when a young person wants to come to study at our University Campus, he will have a Comfortable, functional and operational high-speed train.
Source: PP Lorca