CV-201 – The public transport service that will finally link the Marina Alta together

MACMA is looking for public support to get this initiative funding from the 2022 regional participatory budget.

Monday 31st May 2021 – MIKE SMITH

The Marina Alta, a region of 33 municipalities and three EATIMs with a registered population of 178,203 (2020) which increases markedly during the summer season, has long been an area without a public transport system linking the coastal towns, such as Xàbia, to those of the interior, such as Pego and Xaló.

In 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Territorial Planning drafted Project CV-201: La Marina Alta, an initiative that would resolve this long-running gap in the region’s infrastructure by proposing 13 routes providing a public transport system which would allow residents to travel from Calp in the south to Pego in the north, for instance.

Line 1Pego – El Poblets– El Verger – Ondara – Dénia Hospital – Dénia.
Line 2Calp – Benissa – Teulada Moraira – Gata de Gorgos – Pedreguer – Dénia Hospital – Dénia
Line 3Benissa – Senija – Llíber – Xaló – Alcalalí – Parcent – Benigembla – Murla – Venta del Zurdo – Orba
Line 4Orba – Tormos – Sagra – El Ràfol d’Almúnia – Benimeli – Sanet i els Negrals – Beniarbeig – El Verger – Ondara – Dénia Hospital – Dénia
Line 5La Vall de Laguar – Orba – Benidoleig – Pedreguer – Beniarbeig – Ondara – Dénia Hospital – Dénia
Line 6Benissa – Teulada Moraira – El Poble Nou de Benitatxell – Xàbia
Line 7Calp – Moraira – Teulada
Line 8ADénia – Dénia Hospital – La Xara – Jesús Pobre – Gata de Gorgos – Xàbia
Line 8BDénia – Dénia Hospital – La Xara – Jesús Pobre – Gata de Gorgos – Xàbia – El Poble Nou de Benitatxell
Line 9Orba – Tormos – Sagra – Pego
Line 10Castell de Castells – Benigembla – Murla – Venta del Zurdo – Orba
Line 11APlanes – La Vall de Gallinera – L’Atzúbia Forna – Pego
Line 11BPlanes – Catamarruc – Margarida – La Vall d’Alcalà – La Vall d’Ebo – Pego

The Marina Alta Cultural Association (MACMA) has considered this proposal to be a fundamental project for the structuring of the region and the enhancement of the rural territories as well as being a clear anti-depopulation measure. Thus, it is pushing the proposal to be included in the Generalitat Valenciana’s participatory budget for 2022, for which 125 million euros will be put aside, of which 13.7 million euros has been allocated to the central regions of the Community: Marina Alta, La Safor, La Costera, Vall d’Albaida, el Comtat, l’Alcoià and Marina Baixa.

And it will be looking for the support of the people who live in the Marina Alta to get this initiative off the ground and provide the region with a public bus network that it deserves.