Lemon Express (Limón Express) - Costa Blanca Tourist train


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Lemon Express (Limón Express) - Costa Blanca Tourist train

Diesel Train

Diesel Train before the introduction of the Electric Tram

Lemon Express Carriages      Lemon Express Carriages

Photographs of the old carriages used on the Lemon Express

The Lemon Express is no longer running. See alternative below

The “Lemon Express” (Limón Express) tourist train ran on the FGV line between Alicante and Denia.  Reported to be a fabulous train ride experience, through beautiful rugged countryside.

Unfortunately the train bogey wheels need maintenance and alteration to fit the new track which is being improved and electrified by FGV  the Costa Blanca tram & railway company

The old train has remained in a siding at Benidorm Station covered in graffiti. A 'come back'  expected cost of this upgrade is just short of £1,000,000' and the idea has been shelved.

We dont believe ths upgrade will ever take place,

Alternative to the Lemon Express

You can still take the same spectacular journey on the modern tram through the mountains., so jump on a tram for either Benidorm to either Gata de Gorges or go a little further to Denia for a day out. The trams offer an hourly service.

The journey can be made from as far south as Alicante , but you will have to change trams at Benidorm. These trams are more frequent, every 30 minutes.You can always have a coffee, drink or snack at Benidorm Station if you have to wait 30 mins.

Buy your ticket at the station booking office  of machines on the platform.

Gata de Gorgos

The old Spanish Town of Gata de Gorgos is located on the River Gorgos, up river from Javea on the coast and next to the AP7 East coast Motorway (Autopista del Mediterrani). It is a quaint town with narrow streets and loads of artisan shops selling the local craft products and food.

Lemon Express

Gata de Gorgos was the destination of the Lemon Express tourist train

River Gorgos

The River Gorgos, also known further upstream as the Jallon, dry in summer, and a raging torrent after winter rains, has formed a deep gorge and a tourist attraction.

Gata's famous Craftware

The town, Gata, is renowned for

All these products can be seen in and outside many of shops in the main street and throughout the town.

Bus Stop & Taxis   Churches   Craftware   Guitar Factory   Museum   Walking

Bus Stop & Taxis

The bus stop, and Taxis are are in Plaza Nueva

Museum

Municipal Archaeology Museum, Penyo 10, Gata de Gorgos

Churches

Chapel of the Santísimo Cristo
Parochial Church of San Miguel Arcangel

Two small interesting churches.

Guitar Factory in Gata de Gorgos

Visit the factory and see is craftsmen making guitars which have an international reputation wor the beauty and amazing sound qualities. There is also an exibition of different guitar styles

Walking

The area is very popular with walkers and there are some stunning walks through the countyside and mountains to the south.