Los Alcázares, San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar and Torre Pacheco will be connected by bus to Los Arcos hospital, which is their reference centre, while La Unión will be connected to Santa Lucía hospital. Public transport services from these municipalities to Cartagena will also be increased and travel times to Murcia will be optimised.
These are some of the improvements proposed by the Daily Mobility Map, which includes ten new regional public transport concessions, of which the one called Litoral-Murcia, number 9, will serve 313,437 inhabitants, according to sources from the regional government in a press release.
The director of Mobility and Coastal, Marina Munuera, has presented this Monday in San Pedro del Pinatar the new features of this concession included in the new intercity transport system prepared by the regional executive, with which it wants, through an eco-efficient, accessible and connected model, “to take cars off the road to promote sustainable regional mobility”.
“The improvements that we are presenting this Monday respond to the real interurban transport needs of the citizens of these towns, which have been communicated to us in recent years through meetings with the different agents related to mobility”, the director pointed out.
She pointed out that the new concession has a new line between San Javier and San Pedro del Pinatar which connects these towns directly, and also a new connection between Los Urrutias, Los Alcázares and Murcia which includes several towns on the Mar Menor. In addition, in summer, buses between Los Dolores de Pacheco and La Roda to the capital will be reinforced and a new direct service between Los Alcázares and Murcia will be included.
“There will be a more direct connection between La Unión, Torre Pacheco and Murcia with 490 additional journeys per year”, reported Munuera, who highlighted that “we will have more services in summer from Murcia, San Pedro and San Javier to the Alicante towns of Campoamor, Torre de la Horadada and Pilar de la Horadada”.
IMPROVEMENTS TO CONNECTIONS WITH CARTAGENA
A new route will be created between Torre Pacheco and Cartagena to directly connect these municipalities, which will have 3,153 journeys per year. Likewise, a new line will be offered between San Javier, Torre Pacheco and Cartagena with 2,470 new journeys.
“The San Pedro del Pinata-San Javier-Santiago de la Ribera-Cabo de Palos connection, which until now only ran in summer, and the link with La Manga will operate throughout the year with 488 additional services,” said Marina Munera.
In addition, the line linking Cartagena and La Unión with La Manga will offer a better service by including more departures and frequencies in summer, while the buses linking San Pedro, San Javier, Los Alcázares and Cartagena will be reinforced with 2,770 additional frequencies.