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Palma.—This coming autumn, Palma and Inca will be connected by a rapid train service with the one way journey taking just 23 minutes, Majorcan Railway Services (SFM) confirmed yesterday.

SFM are carrying out building work on platforms to allow the new electric tram-style train to pull into stations along the route. The alterations at Palma Central Station, including a ramp, have already completed at a cost of 30'000 euros. The rolling stock for the new train service were purchased during the previous Socialist coalition government in the Balearics at a cost of 27 million euros but have lain for more than a year in storage because the platforms weren't compatible.

The new tram-style train was also planned to service the Manacor to Arta train line but the project has long been on hold due to lack of funding promised from Central Government.