Arriate railway station
Arriate station is at the edge of this small village linked to Ronda by the A-428.
Arriate is built on a loop in the railway track of several km and is situated on one of the steepest gradients for a train track in Europe. This complete loop round and approach from the back of Ronda is necessary to reach the town sitting on top of its escarpment.
The quality restaurant El Muelle de Arriate is located at the station.
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The original 1890 station building houses the waiting room and ticket office. The single-storey pitched-roof white building with Andalucian yellow trim around doors and windows is in good condition. You can see the original Linley & Co. of Birmingham Improved Platform Lamp iron wall bracket. The wood-fringed platform canopy, supported on wrought-iron pillars spanning the adjacent platform, lends the station an 'anglo', or some would say colonial-Indian, look. The familiar brick goods shed with circular window opening in the pitched-roof gable has been beautifully restored and is now the El Muelle de Arriate Restaurant.
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