AN association lobbying against what it sees as unnecessary railway building on Majorca is questioning the government's plans to extend the train services in the Eastern part of the island.

In reference to the Transport ministry's intention to extend the railway service from Manacor to Arta, the lobby says that not only is there a limited demand for a train service in this area with the population widely spread out as opposed to being concentrated in particular urban areas, but the territory which the track construction will destroy embraces what it described as a fragile eco-system.

The association also threw doubt on the ministry's alternative proposals to open up public transport in the area such as increasing the number of inter-urban coach services.