New high-speed train routes in Spain: Renfe will connect Madrid with these two cities this year

SPAIN’S much-loved high-speed rail network is set to grow even further later this year, with new connections between Madrid and the cities of Logroño in La Rioja region and Teruel in Aragon region from November onwards. 

That’s according to the latest announcement made by the Socialist Party’s Transport Minister Oscar Puente, who was explaining the changes to the network that will come into force thanks to the new Avril train. 

Speaking at a press conference alongside Raul Blanco, the president of the state rail operator Renfe, Puente explained that the new trains would improve the high-speed services in particular for Galicia and Asturias, as well as many of the other already existing routes. 

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What’s more, there will be new low-cost Avlo train services from Madrid to Sevilla and Malaga, the minister announced, as well as greater frequency for the Alvia trains that serve Cadiz, Algeciras, Salamanca, Badajoz and the Barcelona to Alicante route.

The Avril train has been developed by the Spanish manufacturer Talgo, and will serve the current AVE high-speed routes in Spain. The trains will reportedly have a top-speed of 380km/h.

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