The successful applicants for places on the La Mimosa station received their notifications this morning along with their total number of spaces they have been allocated. Initially it would appear that spaces have been allocated for 7 ferry punts and either 6 or 7 single punts.
If 7 single punt spaces have been allocated then it would mean that the City council have made more space available than they originally intended. In total either 8 or 9 independent punt operators have been offered spaces.
The City council appear (for the most part) to have chosen people with a proven track record of working as independent punt operators. This would seem to indicate that they are trying to ensure the success of the project. However, they have still not shown any intent to change the touting zone before the station opens, something that is key to the commercial success of the operators who will use it.