The Consistory discourages the use of private vehicles during the day of the extraordinary procession, especially when traveling to the city center and during the processions, recommending the use of public transport.
Thus, the Malaga Transport Company (EMT) has planned a device similar to that of Holy Week, adapted to the start and end times of the processional parade. In this sense, 64,000 additional places will be offered to increase the frequency and quality of the service during this day.
Traffic cuts and diversions will especially affect the Paseo del Parque-Alameda Principal axis, so for east / west travel or vice versa it is advisable to preferably use the ring roads instead of routes that have to cross the downtown area.
Two extraordinary taxi ranks will be established that will be located on the Tetuán Bridge and on the Paseo del Parque next to the Plaza del General Torrijos, eliminating all those existing in the area excluded from traffic due to the procession.
For its part, the entrances and exits of the municipal car parks of Camas, Tejón and Rodríguez, La Marina, Alcazaba, Cervantes and Andalucía will be subject to the traffic restrictions established by the Local Police
From the City Council they have specified in a statement that this event will significantly affect the mobility of the downtown area. The environment where the different processional itineraries will take place include the area delimited to the north by the Molinillo, the Plaza Capuchinos and the Plaza de la Victoria; to the east by the Plaza General Torrijos; to the west by Avenida de Andalucía, at the height of Plaza Manuel Alcántara and the Trinidad area; and to the south through the Soho – Paseo del Parque area.
The streets that make up the route of the procession will be closed to traffic progressively from 00:00 to 15:00.
Thus, at 00.00 hours, the Plaza General Torrijos westbound will be closed to traffic; the Tetuán bridge heading east (at the height of the Alameda de Colón); Turning to the right and left from Córdoba street to Alameda Principal is prohibited, forcing traffic towards Puerta del Mar; Turning to the right from Boquete del Muelle is also prohibited and turning to the left from Calle Molina Larios will be prevented, forcing traffic to the front; and Guillén Sotelo Street will be closed to traffic, establishing Boquete del Muelle Street as an alternative.
As of 06.00 hours, Boquete del Muelle Street with Muelle Heredia in the North direction will be closed to traffic. The circulation of taxis, residents and emergencies will be allowed until 3:00 p.m.
At 12.00 noon, traffic will be closed on Victoria, Ollerías, Dos Aceras, Carrera de Capuchinos, Postigo de Arance and Paseo de Reding at the height of the Alcazaba Tunnel towards Victoria Street.
Finally, from 3:00 p.m., the circulation of Córdoba street, Boquete del Muelle street, Poeta Manuel Alcántara square, the Mercy Bridge, the Manuel José García Caparrós street subway, San Lorenzo street (which will maintain access for residents and garages), the Puente de la Esperanza, the Paseo de Sancha at the height of the Paseo Salvador Rueda (allowing the passage of residents and public transport) and access to the Plaza General Torrijos from Cánovas del Castillo, where it will allow the circulation of public transport.
From this Thursday, both the City Council and the General Directorate of Traffic will inform on all their variable message panels installed in the city and on the access rounds to the city, as well as on the A-45 of the traffic cuts planned for the next Saturday.
In general, it is recommended to avoid traffic in the area, use public transport to access the Center and pay maximum attention to the signs and indications of the Local Police.
STRENGTHENING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
On the other hand, they have pointed out that the Malaga Transport Company (EMT), in order to favor and guarantee the access of Malaga citizens from all districts of the city to the Center during the celebration of the Magna procession, will offer 64,000 additional places in practically all bus lines. In total, the number of buses that will circulate through the city on Saturday will be increased by 30%.
In order to promote public transportation, the Paseo del Parque and Alameda Principal stops will be moved to Paseo de Los Curas and Muelle Heredia, where a bus lane will be established in each direction.
Likewise, the lines that communicate with the city center will extend their service beyond their usual hours and night services will also be increased.
The last departures of the buses of the different lines are scheduled at 01.30 am or in case of delay, one hour after the last procession ends its official route in the Paseo del Parque, at the City Hall.
HEADBOARDS AND STOPS
Thus, lines 1, 37 and Circulars 1 and 2 will be diverted along the Camino Nuevo-Paseo Reding from 12 noon on Saturday, October 30 as a result of the cut of Victoria Street.
Also due to the traffic cut that will occur from 00:00 on Saturday of the Paseo del Parque-Alameda Principal axis, the stops and headwaters of the main lines will be located depending on their route. In Calle Hilera: Lines 7, 8, 21, 23 and 38; Avenida de Andalucía – Rotonda: Lines 11, 11.2 towards University, 25 and 31; and Puente de la Aurora: Lines 2, 17 and 20.2 towards Alegría de la Huerta.
For its part, Muelle Heredia: Lines 1, 3, 4, 5, 7.2 in the direction of Carlinda, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 19, 20.1 in the direction of Los Prados, 32, 33, 34, 37, Circulars 1 and 2 and Airport; Paseo de los Curas: Lines 1, 3, 8, 11, 14, 32, 33, 34, 37 and Circulars 1 and 2; and Esquina Alameda de Colón: End of lines 32, 33, 34, 35 and 37.
The Muelle Heredia stops in the east direction are: Córdoba street roundabout: lines 1 and C2; and Puerta del Puerto (stop L40): lines 3, 11 and 14.
For their part, the macro-lines 1, 3, 7, 8, 11 and 20, which link the city from one end to the other, will continue to operate with the same origin and destination, although they are diverted as they pass through the center as a result of the cut-off of the Alameda Principal and the Park.
Likewise, special lines will be created in order to speed up access to the city center. Specifically, Line 1.2: Av. MA Heredia – Santa Barbara; Line 7.1: Hilera – Miraflores de los Ángeles – Carlinda; Line 7.2: Av. MA Heredia – Misericordia – Parque Litoral; Line 20.1: Av. MA Heredia – San Rafael – Los Prados; Line 20.2: Aurora Bridge – Malaga Garden – Alegría de la Huerta; Line 11.1: Paseo del Parque – El Palo (P. Virginia); and Line 11.2: Av. Andalucía – University.
All the information on the device, plans, as well as details of each of the groups of headers and stops will be available through the EMT website, the app and the social profiles on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
On the other hand, the exits and entrances of the municipal car parks of Camas, Tejón and Rodríguez, Plaza de La Marina, Alcazaba, Cervantes and Andalucía, will be subject to the progressive traffic cuts that the Local Police will carry out. For their part, the Salitre, San Juan de la Cruz, Carlos Haya, El Palo and Cruz de Humilladero car parks will remain open.