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Renfe launches new train services between Madrid and Galicia

Renfe launches new train services and shorter travelling time between Madrid and Galicia on the 27th of October. This was made possible by the commissioning of the high speed section between Zamora and Pedralba.

The changes that will be applied are the daily circulation of eight trains between both communities and Alvia train will be added in Vilagarcia de Arousa. Travel time will be reduced in Galicia and new links will be created in Santiago and Ourense.

Shorter travelling time

Tuesday the 27th of October will be a milestone in rail transport for Pontevedra, Vilagarcia de Arousa, Santiago and Madrid. The commissioning of the 110 kilometres of high speed trains will reduce time travel in the Galician capitals. There will be an increase in prices by an average of 5 per cent. This increase is to adapt to the new conditions of the infrastructure in which the trains operate. Although, Renfe will still offer discounts.

There will be a total of 8 services between Galicia, Zamaro, and Madrid.  Services have been extended to four per direction, compared to the current three. A new connection between Madrid-Santiago-Pontevedra and vice versa will be created. Vilagarcía de Arousa will also have access to a direct Alvia train with origin/destination in Madrid. As long as there are demands, Renfe will continue incorporating frequencies, until the pre-covid offer is completed.

New links

Media Distancia or Avant trains will provide new links to the different origins and destination with Alvia trains in Ourense and Santiago de Compostela. Coruña y Lugo will also create new links on the 27th of October. These new links will increase connections between Galicia and Madrid as they link to direct lines. Public Service Management in Galcia will increase services in order to meet liaison needs. This includes running through most days of the week until it becomes a daily service.

Renfe will establish an alternative route for travels, to and from Gudina station, while construction work is completed for the new Sanabria AV station.

Renfe works to ensure travellers maximum confidence and safety to encourage them to use trains. The protocols that are certified by the AENOR accounts for all aspects of travel services from start to end of the journey. This includes the number of passengers on board, hygiene of train interior and protecting travellers and employees.

Author: Sarah Chebaro

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