32 Years of High-Speed Rail in Spain

In the Czech Republic, plans to build a high-speed railway line are increasingly being discussed. We will therefore take you on a trip to Spain to visit our partner Renfe, which has extensive experience in operating high-speed trains.

Historic Milestone

On 21 April 1992, in the year of the Seville Expo and the Barcelona Olympic Games, the AVE began operating with a fleet of 18 trains travelling at 300 km/h between Madrid and Seville. Since the AVE‘s first journey, Renfe has carried more than 500 million passengers on its high-speed trains - ten times the population of Spain.

Historic Milestone

🛤️ Transportation Revolution

Today, Renfe has a fleet of 300 trains covering more than 3,726 kilometres of high-speed lines on 13 routes serving 70 cities. With over 70% of the Spanish population having access to Renfe‘s high-speed services, the AVE has truly become a global benchmark. In addition to the AVE, a comprehensive high-speed rail network has been created, including products such as Avant (regional high-speed trains), Alvia (variable gauge trains) and Avlo (low-cost high-speed trains), with more than 340 daily services. The latest addition to Renfe‘s high-speed destinations are Galicia and Asturias.

Renfe AVE

The AVE is a commercial passenger rail transport service provided by Renfe, using trains that can travel at 300 km/h, with a cafeteria and restaurant service and various comfort areas. AVE is also a trademark registered by Renfe synonymous with reliability, quality, punctuality and good service.

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Renfe AVE

TEXT: Renfe
PHOTO: Patier / Renfe
The whole article is to be found in the summer issue of the
Leo Express magazine

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