Mijas - The Transport Council extends the schedule of its shuttle buses on Saturday night to provide extra service for the event
Next Saturday, August 8th, Mijas will host, as every summer, the celebration of the Celtic Night in the Miguel González Berral Municipal Auditorium. The event will take place in Mijas Village and will be from 21:30 hours, although the doors will open at 20:00 hrs. Friends of Guinness, Xábega y Percutora and Finndogg Macrea, will be the groups that will liven up Saturday night. This was announced by the Tourism Department on Wednesday, July 22nd. The festival will include the traditional group of fi fteen pipers who will delight the public with their music, as well as the Mamen Garro group, which also repeats with its incredible choreography loaded with tradition. Once again this year the Celtic Night returns to Mijas, this time, guaranteeing security measures to prevent possible contagion. Shuttle bus “Coinciding with one of the busiest weekends in Mijas Pueblo with the Celtic Night”, stated the councillor for Transport, Nicolás Cruz (PSOE), “we want to reinforce the shuttle bus service. From 11 in the morning until 2 in the morning on Saturday 8th, as usual, it will be reinforced with a second bus that will run from 19:30 hours, until 2 in the morning”.
Last Wednesday, August 5th, the Department for Transport, headed by the councillor Nicolás Cruz (PSOE), reported the extension of the timetables of lines M-122, which connects Fuengirola with Mijas Pueblo, and M-127, the circular line that connects Fuengirola with Las Lagunas. “After some complaints from the business owners”, explained Cruz, “we have decided that during the weekend, when line M-122 ran until 18:30, it will make three more journeis, which would mean that it runs until 23 hours”. On the one hand, with regard to line M-127, “responding to demands, especially from senior citizens in Las Lagunas, on Sundays we will extend the hours from noon to 22 hours”, explained the councillor for Transport.
With this, as stated by the councillor in charge of the area, “we normalize the service with a single schedule throughout the week. We understand that on Sundays many citzens need to go down to the beach or to Fuengirola and this line can serve as a connection to move around”. On the other hand, Cruz stated his “dissatisfaction with the ‘Junta de Andalucía’ (Regional Government), which with the pandemic in recent months, is giving preference to the commercial interests of some operators that provide the transport service, harming the commercial or tourist interest of our towns, and we have spoken about this, both with the Malaga Area Metropolitan Transport Consortium and with the service operator, to request the extension of hours and the improvement of services”.