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“Get on with Puerto bus station”, says fed up council 

Puerto de la Cruz is stepping up its campaign to get progress on development of a new bus station.

The council was so fed up with the derelict state of the old bus station that it put up a new facade covered with pretty pictures of the town to hide what was underneath.

Now, it is pressing the government to speed up official release of the two plots of land nearby which will eventually house the new bus station which the town says is desperately needed for visitors and local people alike.

Proposals for the replace-ment bus station were unveiled more than a year ago but nothing has happened.

The council says it is confident there will be a response soon and that work might start before the end of the year. The cost is put at around 1.5 million euros.

The old bus station has been closed since 2009 because of structural defi-ciencies and will eventually house shops and a leisure use. This has also been delayed because of the knock-on effect of approval for the new bus station.

Part of the hold-up is said to be due to the necessary change of ownership of the deeds of the new bus station land.