YESTERDAY, with a trip from Son Servera to Manacor, the Balearic Minister for Public Works, Housing and Transport, Mabel Cabrer, opened the new bus and train service connecting different localities around Manacor with the train station via a bus service. The Balearic Government will invest 763'719 euros annually in the three routes which, from yesterday, link the towns of Sant Llorenc, Arta, Capdepera, Cala Rajada, Son Servera, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Porto Cristo, S'Illot and Sa Coma with the train station in Manacor via a bus service. According to the Ministry, the service will run 16 times on each of the routes from Monday to Friday and 12 times on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. As the maximum time for completing any of the three routes is 55 minutes, it is guaranteed to connect with the Manacor-Palma train service every two hours. To provide these services the company which holds the concession, Autocares Manacor, has bought three new vehicles, adapted for wheelchair access, two with 37 seats each and a third with 55 seats. Afterwards, Cabrer also opened the exhibition hall on the first floor of Manacor station, dedicated to the railways on Majorca.
The public company Majorcan Railway Services (SFM) has invested 22'321 euros in refurbishing the hall.
The contents of the exhibition hall have been contributed by the Association of Friends of the Balearic Railways.