| In total, 15 public transport lines between municipalities have been restored, at the request of the municipalities | It also reinforces the transport of the metropolitan areas of Murcia and CartagenaNext Monday three more bus lines between municipalities are reactivated, thus reestablishing, since the cessation of confinement decreed by the coronavirus pandemic, a total of 15 interurban public transport services.
Next week the Community will continue in Stage 1 of the Regional Public Transport Restoration Plan.This was explained today by the Minister of Development and Infrastructure, José Ramón Díez de Revenga, who recalled that this stage is characterized by an automatic reinforcement of buses in the metropolitan areas of Murcia and Cartagena, as well as the reactivation of intercity lines or increased services at the request of city councils, appealing to their responsibility in containing the pandemic.He recalled that the plan is accompanied by the 'sanitary phases' but is “one step behind”, since the objective of the regional Executive is to make the progressive recovery of mobility compatible with maximum individual and collective security for all citizens of the Region of Murcia."Despite staying in this stage, bus services are improving," said the counselor, who noted that the metropolitan transport service has a higher rate of restoration because we adapt it to the demand that we are observing, while the intercity is It is reactivating as requested by the municipalities.Restoration of intercity busesStarting next week, the interurban lines of Puerto Lumbreras-Lorca (by El Esparragal), Lorca-Almendricos-Puerto Lumbreras and Jumilla-Yecla are restored.
In addition, the expeditions between Murcia-Cartagena have doubled, going from six to 12, and the expeditions of the already active lines of Yecla-Jumilla-Murcia and Murcia-Jumilla-Yecla have increased.Last Monday the Águilas-Murcia lines (for Lorca) started; Bolnuevo-Puerto de Mazarrón-Murcia (some expeditions pass through El Palmar); Lorca-Águilas; La Unión-Portmán; Caravaca de la Cruz-Lorca; Los Narejos-Los Alcázares-Torre Pacheco-Murcia; Barinas-Fortuna-Murcia; Abanilla-Murcia; Yecla-Jumilla-Murcia (some expeditions pass through the Blanca Station, Hoya del Campo); Moratalla-Calasparra-Cieza-Murcia; Moratalla-Caravaca de la Cruz and Cieza-Abarán-Murcia (some expeditions pass through Molina de Segura Station), and the expeditions of the Blanca-Archena-Murcia line were reinforced.Regarding metropolitan buses this week, the reinforcement of services on the Alcantarilla-Murcia-Espinardo line (Line 44 of Latbus), and the expeditions of the Cartagena-San Félix and Cartagena-Los Dolores line have already been launched- Polígono Santa Ana (Line 4 and 6 of Urban Transport of Cartagena, respectively)."The buses that connect the metropolitan areas of the cities of Murcia and Cartagena are practically fully restored, and will gradually increase their frequencies," explained the counselor.