|El Chorro Railway Station|
SEVILLE TO MALAGA
Time: 2hr 30 mins
Frequency: five trains daily
Stops: Seville-Santa Justa, San Bernardo, Dos Hermanas, Marchena, Osuna, Pedrera, Bobadilla, El Chorro, Las Mellizas, Alora, Malaga Maria Zambrano.
There is also the faster AVANT service on the new high speed tracks. Bold indicates where four of the five trains stop.
This line heads south out of the Andalucian capital, stopping first at the city station of San Bernardo, near the Prado de San Sebastian and La Buhaira on Seville's Cercanias network. The following stop is Dos Hermanas, the satellite town to the south-east of Seville which has become a city in its own right; this station is also served by the Cercanias service.
The train then passes through the campiña, a fertile, rolling, sparsely populated lowland to the south and east of Seville, whose fields are planted with olive trees and cereals. It stops at the walled town of Marchena and Osuna, with its fine mansions and palaces and in the historic bullring where the finale of series five of Game of Thrones was filmed.
It then heads up into the Sierra Sur, stopping at Pedrera, the last town before entering Malaga province; after this, stop look out for the Fuente de Piedra lake on your right, a famous natural park which is home to thousands of flamingos. After the lake, the line goes south, stopping at the famous junction of Bobadilla, crossing point for the Algeciras via Ronda (Hendersons Railway).
Following the eastern edge of the the massive Guadalteba-Guadalhorce reservoir, before passing through the spectacular Garganta del Chorro gorge. Look out for the famous Caminito del Rey and calling at its station, El Chorro, then shortly after Las Mellizas, and contining to follow the course of the Guadalhorce river itself.
The last stop before arriving at Malaga is Alora with its hill-top castle. Here the Malaga Cercanias services begin. After this, the line continues south before heading east into its final destination of Malaga.