High-speed rail across Spain to become more affordable


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 …

Youth electrocuted in Andújar

A 21-year-old youth died from electrocution after climbing onto the roof of a train in Andújar station, Jaén province.

Fatal train derailment in Galicia

At least 77 people are now known to have died and hundreds of others have been injured after a train derailed near Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

Ronda and El Chorro by train from Málaga

There is now the possibility to visit the picturesque town of Ronda, as well as the gorges at El Chorro, on a day trip by rail from Málaga. The train service is daily and leaves Málaga Maria Zambrano station at 10:05, arriving in Ronda at 11:52. The return journey is at 16:55, arriving back in Málaga at 18:47. The train …

Toddler killed by train

A two year old toddler died on Sunday in Ganzo, in the municipality of Torrelavega, after being hit by a train at a level crossing.

Worth a try

A man has been captured on CCTV trying to board a train at Wrexham General Station in Wales with a white pony. Refused entry by the conductor, he then went to the ticket office where he tried, unsuccessfully, to buy two tickets, one for himself and one for his nag. Bet it livened up the day for the rail staff.