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Amazing Success of RENFEE AVLO Low-Cost High Speed Trains in Spain

Big Success for Renfe AVLO Low-Cost, High-Speed Trains

AVLO low-cost high-speed train
AVLO low-cost high-speed train - Photo credit - Pablo Monge

The Spanish rail operator RENFE began their low-high-speed trains over a year ago now. The Talgo 400-seater trains are equipped with reclining seats, plugs in all seats, reading light... and all of this at 300 km/h.  Tickets start as low as €7 one way

Madrid-Barcelona-Figueres Vilafant

According to the Spain Travel News on September 14th,2022, during the first year since the launch of its Avlo trains, Renfe has transported 6.3 million passengers on its High Speed ​​services (Ave+Avlo) that run on the Madrid-Barcelona-Figueres Vilafant railway line. This figure signifies a tripling in the number of passengers compared to the same period for 2020-2021, which means an overall recovery of more than 4 million passengers. Occupancy rates on the trains are over 90%.

Madrid and Valencia

In November 2021, Spain’s state-owned launched company expanded their low-cost, high-speed AVLO service to Madrid-Valencia. The route operates between the cities of Madrid and Valencia, which were already served by Renfe’s existing high-speed AVE and intercity trains.

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