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End of the road for Benidorm’s tourist bus?

The Benidorm Bus Turistico has allegedly been operating without official authorisation for years.

by Benidorm Travel Mart

Benidorm’s City Council has been accused of committing an alleged “crime of prevarication” by allowing the bus—more like a tram, really—without any contract, concession, agreement, or municipal authorisation.

The retro-styled Bus Turistico is a familiar sight in Benidorm, and over the years has taken hundreds of thousands of tourists to various parts of the city. It has almost a dozen daily routes that run from Rincón de Loix to La Cala.

But will it run for much longer?

This Spanish report reports that the issue of legality was raised this week by Juan Balastegui, spokesperson for the Municipal Group of Citizens (Ciudadanos).

Balastegui warned that the City Council could be committing an alleged “crime of prevarication and demanded that steps be taken to immediately immobilise the vehicle.

Ciudadanos insisted:

We cannot let Benidorm be a city without law for some, especially those close to the government in power.

Municipal sources have given an assurance that the local government, chaired by Mayor Toni Pérez, is aware of the lack of permits in relation to Bus Turistico and that “some decision” will be made soon regarding its future.

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