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Hands off our treasured railway, say locals in Sóller, Mallorca

Hands off our treasured railway, say locals in Sóller, Mallorca
Saturday 17
13:50 2019

Indignant residents of the Mallorcan town of Sóller have said their railway is not for sale after a group of investors launched a hostile takeover bid. The town has been linked to the capital, Palma, with a picturesque narrow-gauge railway since 1912. The train, with its wooden carriages, has been in continuous use ever since, climbing 200 metres and passing through 13 tunnels on its 27km journey. Money for building the line was raised among the town’s residents, and to this day most of the 172,000 shares in the private company Ferrocarril de Sóller are owned by about 800 local ...

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Summary: Indignant residents of the Mallorcan town of Sóller have said their railway is not for sale after a group of investors launched a hostile takeover bid. The town has been linked to the capital, Palma, with a picturesque narrow-gauge railway since 1912. The train, with its wooden carriages, has been ...

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