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Author Topic: Bus service  (Read 1598 times)

July 05, 2011, 10:54:04 PM
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Hi we are arriving in blue hills this Saturday and wondering how to find out about bus service details, cost, reliability, are there concessions. All help much appreciated.

July 06, 2011, 07:55:13 PM
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Hi Colin & Welcome.

The Bus service is Costa Azul you'll find the timetables on their website:

http://www.costazul.net/

Hope this helps & enjoy your visit.

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November 10, 2011, 10:11:58 AM
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There is a Bus stop outside the Town Hall in San Miguel de Salinas.
Please can anyone tell me where the bus goes to and comes from and how often. I have looked up costa azul and it just says orihuel to Torrevieja. Any help would be appriciated Thanks

November 10, 2011, 12:18:06 PM
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I have quite a detailed winter, summer, Sunday and fiesta timetable but unfortunately I have no way to upload it out here. I will see if a friend will do it for me. Other than that if you are in the Pueblo I can arrange to meet and give you a copy.
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November 10, 2011, 01:01:58 PM
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OR see Gustavo in La Oficina de Turismo who has a copy for anyone together with the +/-s.... basically the timetable shows buses from Torrevieja to/from Orihuela and taking the depart times you have to add the 'magic formula' ie the time it takes to get to San Miguel de Salinas from the depart place! 'Simple!
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November 10, 2011, 01:20:40 PM
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Cheers Pickers, David. I am trying to sell a holiday property in San Miguel and the bus question came up.

Pickers can you photograph the list and put it on here.

David I have that list off the costa azul website. Ta!

SM could do with some new people living here!

November 10, 2011, 04:27:10 PM
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David has kindly said he will try to scan it and upload it.

November 10, 2011, 09:44:00 PM
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And here it is....

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November 11, 2011, 07:27:44 AM
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Perfecto chaps, Team work, I love this forum. Thanks very much!

November 11, 2011, 02:14:03 PM
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Is there a bus for us? I have seen buses at Entrance to Ciudad de Las Communicasiones at CV-941 and also along SMdS Eagles Nest road.

November 11, 2011, 07:00:26 PM
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Probably the school bus?  You look very youthful Arne, but I´m not sure you´d get away with a free ride on the school bus chico!!

November 11, 2011, 11:20:04 PM
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I do not know the rules in Spain, but in Sweden you can go with the school bus as paying passenger, if you live in a remote area , like ours, without other communal communication. And if you can stand the noise!

November 12, 2011, 12:07:29 AM
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they would have room last time i saw the school bus up by the urb along tyhe Rabate road it had 6 kids on board and all the mums had driven to the bus stop


In my mind I live in San Miguel de Salinas for life not just a week, what spoils it is my wallet

November 12, 2011, 05:12:23 AM
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And some of those mums have been known to then follow it in the car, to make sure the children get there OK.  Why?  You get free school meals if you go on the free school bus.  As you can imagine this does not go down too well with those that have lived all their lives in the pueblo (without the luxury of a private swimming pool) and have to pay!  The only other way to get free school lunches is if you apply for a "beca" (grant), but they have changed the rules this year to make it incredibly difficult to get this grant, even if you´re an unemployed single parent widow living with elderly relatives for example.  The school lunches are 4 euros each, ie about 80 euros per month, so unaffordable for many families who now don´t qualify for the beca.

My 4 years on the school council is about to end, during which time I was on the school lunch committee, but there was no real opportunity to influence the beca system, as the rules come from Valencia.

The outgoing parents and teachers on the school council will be replaced by vote on the 28th November, so if any of you parents are interested, get your names down asap.  You need to be prepared to attend about 6 meetings per year (usually at about 7.30pm) which last from 15 mins to 2 hours (rarely longer), and speak Spanish.

November 12, 2011, 07:47:54 PM
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but there was no real opportunity to influence the beca system
... the opportunities to offer alternative systems or suggestions, however small and whether or not for the better, here in Spain, fall on deaf ears. We have no valid platform, no council representation... even local political opposition doesn't get the respect it deserves, because we have a dictatorial administration... disappointing
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