Is Los Boliches train stop accessible to wheelchair users? Christine bringing a group of disabled dancers to Fuengirola asked me specifically about the Los Boliches train stop. She wanted to know if the station was accessible to people in wheelchairs or with limited mobility. Her students were staying near Los Boliches which is the last train stop on the C1 line before Fuengirola train station.
Knowing that the Los Boliches train stop has just been renovated I checked it out. For an elevated train stop it is completely accessible to all users. You can walk up stairs or use a ramp with a comfortable gradient if pushing a bicycle. In addition you can take the lift to the platform level if in a wheelchair or a heavy suitcase and pram are being pulled. There’s a ticket machine at ground level and also at platform level.
As I was taking photographs I spotted two Danish men in wheelchairs waiting to board the next train. I asked them if I could take a photo of them boarding the train. They said it was ok. The train has one special platform level access and exit door situated in the middle. If you look closely at the photo you’ll see it is marked with a wheelchair symbol. Access to the rest of the train needs a step up but this central access door offers a very smooth entry or exit for a wheelchair user. Their companion only needed to give the lightest push to get the wheelchairs onto the platform level access which slides out from the train.
The Fuengirola to Malaga train service every 20 minutes is fantastic, you don’t really even need to check the train timetable. If you’ve just missed a train, don’t fuss. Get your ticket and take the escalator down to the platform. The next train will be waiting for you. The trains leave Fuengirola train station on the hour, at 20 and 40 minutes past and then on the hour again.
Los Boliches train stop gives very easy access to the hotels in the area. With such a comfortable transport option travellers from Malaga airport to Fuengirola have it really easy.