AFTER the mounting complaints yesterday by the train travellers using the newly opened provisional train station in Palma, the Manager of the Majorca Rail Services (SFM), Rafael Pons, said the company is doing all it can to make sure passengers are comfortable. Rafael Pons said that “evidently” the closure of the last two train stops to Palma is going to cause “problems” for the users, but he appealed for their comprehension. The Plaza de España and the Son Oliva stations will be back on line at the end of 2006 when all the underground construction work has finished, he added. “Very shortly we will be installing canopies so that when the rain arrives the station will be equipped to cope”, the SFM manager commented.
It is extremely difficult to keep the train line and station working whilst work is being carried on to build underground tracks and a new train station, he added. “We are working in a provisional station with limited space, right next to the construction site, and we have equipped a building for equipment, toilet facilities, staff rooms, etc.” Rafael Pons said. The new provisional station, which has been installed next to the provisional train lines, is 500 metres from the old Plaza de España station and 700 metres from the Son Oliva stop, he noted. He made reference to the fact that this project is being carried out without the need to change the train timetables or to close any other station or stops.

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