While the Balearic government and the majority of the travelling Majorcan public are looking forward to the re-opening of the Inca to Sa Pobla railway before the New Year, the local farming community near Sa Pobla is threatening to boycott the railway. A group of 60 residents from the small farming community of Es Serral, which is between Muro and Sa Pobla, are threatening to block the new railway line on December 27, just days after it is due to be opened. Angry farmers are fuming over a stretch of the railway line which has been paid straight across a busy farming road and no facilities have been installed for traffic to cross the line. The farmers are demanding that a tunnel be sunk, or else they will go ahead with their protest. Apparently, there were initial plans to build a bridge over the railway, but farmers complained because the proposed structure was too large now they have been left with nothing. What is more, the track is across the road near an infamous black post and there are fears for safety along the des Carnatge road. The SFM Majorcan Railway has called a meeting with residents for next week to try and find a solution, in the meantime SFM have called on residents to calm down.


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