New bus station opens
The new bus station in Puerto de Pollensa has just opened with great ceremony and will bring an improved service to the resort. It's also one of the stages on the critical path to banning traffic on the scenic route to the Formentor lighthouse.
Costing over €300,000, much of which has come from the 'Eco Tax' collected from every adult visiting the Balearic Islands, the new bus station consists of four stops and shelters with benches, giving plenty of shade for passengers. It's located in Calle de la Tramontana which has a much easier access for larger vehicles than the old stops in Calle Roger de Flor and will reduce journey times and minimise the affect on the port's urban zone.
The new station will be the stop for the following services (timetables click here)
Alcúdia-Can Picafort- zona de Llevant
L354, Can Picafort-Port de Sóller
L355, Can Picafort-sa Calobra
L353, Can Picafort-Formentor
and as we've predicted for a while, the new shuttle service to the lighthouse at Formentor.
The authorities have now officially announced that traffic will be banned from the spectacular road up to the lighthouse from 09:30 to 19:00 every day in July and August. This means that visitors will have to use the new service – yet to be priced and timetabled – from Puerto de Pollensa with stops at the mirador de la Creueta, Formentor beach, Cala Murt, Cala Figuera, and the terminus at the lighthouse.
It's hoped that the service will end the chaos on the road with far too much traffic in high season.