Sunday 24 February 2013

La Línea, Spain

The Spanish town of La Línea, or La Línea de la Concepción to give it its full name, lies in the shadow of the rock of Gibraltar.  Visitors to Gibraltar arriving by road will pass through La Línea.

Scheduled bus and longer distance coach services don't venture across the border into Gibraltar.  However the main bus and coach terminal is a few minutes' walk from the frontier.  Transport in Gibraltar is covered in a separate post.  What of local transport in La Línea itself?

La Línea is not on the rail network.  The nearest rail stations are in the nearby towns of San Roque and Algeciras.  Buses operate regularly (generally half-hourly) from La Línea to both of these places.  There is also a less frequent service running eastwards along the coast to Estepona.

These interurban services are coordinated by Consorcio de Transporte Campo de Gibraltar.

Local services within the town are operated by CTM (website in Spanish only), mainly using low-floor single deck buses.  When I visited in early 2013, route and destination were displayed on boards placed in the windscreen.

The main stop for the town services is in the town centre rather than at the bus station.

As well as the full-sized buses, a minibus was also at work.

Information about longer distance coach services to and from La Línea's bus station, and throughout the Andalucia region, can be found on the website.

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