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Excursions Out & About in Majorca Been on any good day trips lately (or in the last few years!)? Tell us all about it.

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Old 13-04-2012, 22:35
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Default Train Sa Pobla to Palma (and back!)

Old hands may poo-poo this post, but they may thank me me for the info if they read on.

Me and ms clinkham, looking at the weather this morning, agreed a trip to the shops in Palma was in order - not really a day to relax round the pool.

On the train via Sa Polbla - easy peasy lemon squezzzy - done it all before - no problem.

Except three stops out from Sa Polbla, at Enllac, (where the Manacor line joins the Sa Pobla line to Palma) everyone had to transfer to waiting train for the onward journey to Palma. A very swish one - very new, fierce air conditioning and no sign of graffiti on the paint work. And powered by overhead electric rather than noisy diesel.

http://http://www.consorcidetranspor...n/web/ctm/trenhttp://www.consorcidetransports.org/en/web/ctm/tren

Which was fine until the return journey.

Don't trust the 21st century on board electronic signs.

On arrival at Enllac the signs on our train said 'Destination -Sa Pobla' . That was until the transfer of passengers to the waiting diesel train had been completed ( for onward travel to Manacor, we, and some German tourists,thought) and the doors had automatically closed. At which point the signs changed to say 'Destination Palma'
We managed to open the doors and bail out before the train set off on it's return journey to Palma - but too late for the Sa Pobla train which was just disappearing down the track towards Sa Pobla.

It was very restful - passing an hour till the next train to Sa Pobla, on a bare platform in the middle of no where - just the tweeting of the odd bird and the sound of jets travelling down the island to Palma airport.
So to travel by train from Sa Pobla to Palma and back, you change at Enllac, both outward and inward.
Oh, and the reason for this is because the line is only electrified from Palma to Enllac. The onward spurs to Sa Pobla and Manacor are not. Simplez!!

The current times ( April 2012) of trains out from Sa Pobla are 57 minutes past the hour. Returns from Palma are 30 minutes past the hour.

Here's a link to the full timetable .

http://www.consorcidetransports.org/en/web/ctm/tren

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Thanks Clinkham, that is very useful information.
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Thank you for posting this info Clinkham .
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Thanks very much for this Clinkham. There used be a bus from PP that tied-in with the train from Sa Pobla to Palma & we've used this as it made a very pleasant journey (but slower than the bus direct) but this doesn't seem to run any more & I was going to amend our transport page (as soon as I have time!) but I hadn't realised that you now need to get two trains!
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I hadn't realised that you now need to get two trains!
The jokiness aside, the transfer to the second train is painless - both trains arrive side by side at the platform and it's just three or four steps across to transfer.
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Hi Clinkham....Have just returned from Sineu in Mallorca....this trin business has been driving me mad...can you explain the system?...Is there a shuttle service between Sa Pobla and Ellac....back and forth? can you go from sa pobla to Manacor? I just couldnt work it out?? thanks ian
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Hi...we are soon on our way back to Sineu....has the train line been extended to the north ? thanks. ian
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Once you've sus sed the system, it's a great little journey and cheaper than the bus
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We did this in December, our problem was that the doors on our part of the first train jammed and we couldnt get off! Luckily there were others on the train who shouted loudly in Malloquin and attracted the guards attention eventually! We just managed to get on the new train to Palma.
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