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Euskotren to bolster its train service for the Tour de France

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Euskotren, a publicly-owned company answering to the Basque Government's Ministry of Territorial Planning, Housing and Transport, will bolster its train services on 1 and 2 July to make travel easier on the days that the Tour de France is likely to disrupt traffic on Basque roads.  

On Saturday 1 July trains will run every 7.5 minutes on Line L3 of the Bilbao Metro, every 30 minutes on the Zaldibar-Matiko/Bilbao-Zaldibar section, on Line E3 Lezama – Kukullaga/Etxebarri-Lezama and on the E4 Bermeo-Matiko/Bilbao-Bermeo.

In the case of Line E4 Bermeo-Matiko/Bilbao-Bermeo, the service between Gernika and Institutoa/Gernika will be temporarily disrupted on Saturday 1 July, due to the race route using a level crossing in Gernika, and planned for approximately between 15:18 hours and 16:45 hours. During that time slot, the trains will run on the following sections:  Matiko/Bilbao-Gernika and Institutoa/Gernika-Bermeo. In principle, the disruption is expected to affect two trains running in each direction.

The second stage of the Tour de France will begin in Vitoria-Gasteiz and will end in Donostia-San Sebastián. Therefore, additional trains will be run on the Zumaia-Amara/Donostia-Zumaia section on Sunday 2 July, with trains every 30 minutes for most of the day.

Planning this special service has involved changes to the regular train timetable on some lines. Euskotren recommends anybody who plans to travel by train to check the times beforehand using the search engine on the www.euskotren.eus website or on the official APP.