Renfe reports record post-corona daily passenger numbers
Renfe registered 163,676 passengers on its Ave long-distance trains and its medium-distance services last Friday, a new post-corona record.
April 8 marked the first day of Renfe’s expanded seat offering ahead of Easter, and close to 100,000 travellers flocked to the long-distance trains on the first day. Trains from Madrid north to Galicia and south to Andalusia were particularly busy, Renfe says. The same goes for traffic on the Madrid-Valencia line.
The medium-distance trains moved considerable numbers of passengers from urban centres to the coast. Those from Barcelona travelled to the Costa Brava and Costa Dorada regions, whereas people from Sevilla mostly went to Cadiz and Huelva. All in all, almost 64,000 people made use of medium-distance services last Friday.
Renfe will be offering close to 2 million seats through April 18, the period leading up the the Easter weekend. The Ave trains and long-distance trains will gain an additional 979,405 seats, while the Avant services and medium-distance trains will see 836,685 extra seats.