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By Frédéric de Kemmeter – Railway signalling and freelance copywriter
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The Mediterranean corridor is becoming a reality in Spain
16/11/2022 – The Mediterranean Corridor is under construction in Spain. On the agenda: €4.4 billion in the development to finance 300 actions along more than 1,000 kjilometres, from Barcelone to Algeciras. A corridor expected in the long term with 1.435mm gauge


TrenRenfe lauch four Avlo services between Madrid and Valencia
20/01/2022 – From 21 February 2022, it will be possible to travel between Madrid and Valencia with the low-cost train Avlo, Renfe’s low-cost service, with three daily return trips, offering 2,200 seats per day. Although two trains – one for each direction – are direct, the other four Avlo trains will stop at the stations of Cuenca Fernando Zóbel and Requena-Utiel, in line…


TrenSpain extends lower rail fees for 2022
02/12/2021 – In order to mitigate the effects of the crisis caused by Covid-19 on rail transport, Spain extends the reduced track access charges. This was detailed in one of the amendments to the General State Budgets for 2022. In the current context of the health crisis caused by Covid-19, railway activity has been sharply reduced. The current track access charges system limits the independence of…


Avlo« The train Avlo is perfectly adapted to the leisure traveller »
17/11/2021 – During the 2nd Symposium of the Mobility Observatory organised by El ESPAÑOL-Invertia, Sonia Araujo, General Manager of Renfe Viajeros, explained: « the train Avlo is perfectly adapted to the leisure traveller ». The railway company places the train as the absolute joker of the future. The liberalisation of rail transport has undoubtedly been one of the most important events of this year in…


AvloNew gastronomic menu on the Renfe’s at-seat Premium service
14/11/2021 – The new gastronomic offer on Renfe trains, which combines the flavours of traditional cuisine, the quality of the products and healthy preparation, will be available from Monday for premium tickets on Ave and Euromed trains, as reported by the company. Renfe stresses that, in its efforts to incorporate services that increase quality and so attractivity for modal shift…


TrenhotelSpain stops some of its night trains
05/26/2020 – According to the local press, the Renfe is planning to stop its “trenhotel” night train between Barcelona, Madrid and Vigo/La Coruña, when traffic in Spain is allowed to resume.


Chamartin_reconstruccion_DCN-5Chamartín station, an essential element for the future of Madrid
02/14/2020 – The existing Chamartín train station is called to become one of the most modern in Europe and a cornerstone for the future of Madrid, under the impetus of the ‘Madrid Nuevo Norte’ urban development project.


Avlo_Renfe_3_RenfeAVLO, Renfe’s first low cost train in Spain – 12/12/2019 – As the SNCF comes to Spain with its rail concept Ouigo, Spain would to answer clearly. That’s what the Renfe did by introducing its new Avlo train. The Renfe monopoly is coming to end. The market liberalization planned for the end of 2020 will involve the entry of two additional operators and the creation of a low-cost market still unknown in the Spanish rail sector…


ADIF_2The Spanish high speed officially liberalized
25/04/2019 – ADIF, the spanish infrastructure manager, has released its 10-year network statement for the “network of general interest” (RFIG), which proposes creating three high-speed packages for liberalisation expected in 2020.