Travelling on Spain’s excellent intercity trains are about to get much cheaper following the sale of parts of the AVE network to an Italian and French company. Starting in December 2020 Intermodalidad de Levante (made up of Spain’s Air Nostrum and Italy’s public operator Trenitalia) will control 20% of Spain’s high-speed network. A further 10% will belong to state-owned French …
The high speed rail network in Spain makes no gain
Spain have invested massive amounts of money into their high speed rail network, making it one of the very best in the world, behind China
Strike at AVE station in Córdoba now in fifteenth day
A strike by cleaning sub-contractors at the AVE railway station in Córdoba is now in its fifteenth day, with bathrooms closed and rubbish piling up in the containers.
AVE network set for record expansion in 2015
The year 2015, coincidentally an election year, is set to see an unprecedented expansion in the amount allocated to high-speed rail infrastructure, up by 48% on 2014.
Málaga to Alicante by AVE
From now until August 31st 2014 there is a new high-speed rail service allowing passengers to travel from Málaga to Alicante in under five hours.
Storm causes problems for AVE train
A high-speed AVE train on the Madrid to Alicante route was forced to a halt near Alpera in Alicante on Wednesday after heavy rainstorms flooded the tracks.
AVE trains to stop in Los Pedroches
After years of campaigning, the railway station at Villanueva de Córdoba-Los Pedroches in northern Córdoba comes into service today, Saturday.
Cheaper fares between Málaga and Madrid
Iberia Express is reducing the price of flights between Málaga and Madrid by up to 73% in order to try and compete with the AVE high-speed rail service between the two cities.
High-speed links between Spain and France
At a ceremony held at the Palace of the Kings of Mallorca in Perpignan, a host of officials heralded an ‘historic’ day as they announced the new AVE high-speed train link between Barcelona and Paris.
Direct AVE link from Málaga to Valencia
As from this morning and continuing until September 29th, there is a direct AVE high-speed train link between Málaga and Valencia with a journey time of four hours.