Fleet of new Interurban buses for Majorca.

Fleet of new Interurban buses for Majorca.

11-08-2020CAIB

223 new buses will be added to interurban routes this winter, according to the Ministry of Mobilitat & Housing.

198 of the buses will run on compressed natural gas, 18 are electric propulsion, 9 of which are 100% electric, 9 are hybrids and the other 7 are diesel minibuses.

The nine electric buses being manufactured at the Portuguese company Caetano are 12-metres-long and can carry 77 people, with 28 seated.

The electric buses will operate between Alcudia and Can Picafort throughout the year through the Grupo Ruiz company.

The Concessionaire will also offer an electric bus service between Mal Pas, Alcudia and Aucanada during the summer and between Pòrtol and Marratxí train station in winter.

The 9 hybrid-electric vehicles will be in service between Santa Ponsa and Cas Català and will also cover Portocristo-Cala Bona route.

The first two natural gas buses in the new fleet have been running for a few days on the L199 test line connecting Palma Intermodal Station, with Cala Major and Sant Agustí.

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Steve Riches / Hace about 1 month

No point having 100% electric buses when most of the electricity in Mallorca comes from the burning of fossil fuel. The island could be nearly 100% run on solar plus battery storage power but there's practically zero development of such resources.

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STAN / Hace about 1 month

So Palma to Manacor, Porto Cristo, Sa Coma, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, Cala Ratjada, etc. will not have any of the new Buses on those routes. The East Side of the Island is still being neglected with Public Transport. Let alone the Train connections from Manacor to Arta etc. One day, the transport vehicles and their timetables will arrive on time. When there were no Tourists, they arrived to their scheduled times. As soon as a few Tourists arrived, they were anything from 15 to 30 minutes LATE !. No doubt even with any new Buses. They will not operate to their schedules.

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