A group of resident associations, politicians and railway commuters yesterday launched a pressure group to make sure that the railway keeps running while work on tunnelling the track underground into the centre of Palma is underway.
With the backing of local environmental groups and commercial associations, the pressure group is worried that the complicated tunnelling project may force the railway company to desert the main terminal in Plaza d'España and opt for a new centre on the outskirts.
Campaign spokesperson, GOB's Miguel Angel March, said that the public want the train to continue running into the heart of Palma. They also want guarantees that while construction work is being carried out, disruption to the services is kept to a minimum and does not start to complicate their daily lives and travelling routines. He said there is growing concern that during the project, which is due to take two years, the trains will only come as close as Son Fuster station which is neither a suitable not acceptable alternative for many of the commuters, he said yesterday.