DB and Renfe expand services ahead of Easter

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is planning enter 50 additional trains into service during the April 14-24 period to accommodate the expected uptick in the number of travellers around Easter. On April 8, Spanish operator Renfe will expand its AVE high-speed service between Madrid and Barcelona.

Renfe expects to run 48 AVE trains between Barcelona and Madrid in April. The trains will also call at Zaragoza and Camp de Tarragona. Passengers coming from Madrid will have the opportunity to continue their journey beyond Barcelona to Marseille, France. The additional AVE trains mean a total of 20,000 seats will be available on the Figueres Vilafant – Madrid corridor on a daily basis. Figueres is a small town close to the French border.

In Germany, DB will deploy additional trains on busy routes such as those between Munich and Berlin, as well as between major urban centres in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin. Additionally, DB will also offer spring discounts on international rail tickets, making it cheaper to travel to Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Half a million tickets will be made available.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Editor RailTech.com

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