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Old January 21st, 2010, 11:44 PM   #802
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Alicante's station wont be that any more...

Its a new design, but we dont know anything about that.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #803
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Infrastructure investments by spanish government for the past decade.

Blue is rail sector

Red is road sector

green is airport sector

purple is port sector
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Old February 5th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #804
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Infrastructure investments by spanish government for the past decade.

Blue is rail sector

Red is road sector

green is airport sector

purple is port sector
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Old April 10th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #805
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The High Speed arriving at Valencia

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Aqui os dejo unas fotos que hice el fin de semana pasado.
Tengo una duda con la septima foto, pertenece ese edificio a las obras del AVE. Que las comenten los expertos.





















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Old April 18th, 2010, 06:42 AM   #806
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When will the high speed line between Madrid and Barcelona be opening? Or has it already opened...?

I'll be visiting Spain next year and hope to use it. I tried looking on the Renfe website, but it's not very helpful if your Spanish is terrible
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Old April 18th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #807
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Madrid to Barcelona has been opened since almost 2 years ago
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Old April 19th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #808
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HSR is the best way to travel imo. AVE is brilliant I'm going to Barcelona on wednesday, and i just HAVE to go to Sants station to watch S103 and my favorite S102 "Duck" btw when do the LGV to france open?
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Old April 19th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #809
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This LGV will be opened in 2012, but this year will open provisional stretches for freight trains.

To see the s102, look the timetables beacuse in Barcelona this trains only makes Barcelona-Sevilla and Barcelona-Málaga services and return.
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Old April 20th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #810
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A shame i really like the weird look of that duck S102
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Old April 21st, 2010, 04:48 PM   #811
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You can see it in Barcelona Sants station before 8:15, 10:20, 21:35 or 22:30.
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Old April 22nd, 2010, 12:09 AM   #812
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Hey, amazing thread indeed!
not sure if this has been posted already but anyways, just wanted to share with you guys this impressive video, it´s the S102 class at very close range... something hard to find in spanish HSR due to the security reasons I guess

enjoy!

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Old April 23rd, 2010, 10:49 AM   #813
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¡¡amazing, that's speed!!
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 04:23 PM   #814
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Old April 24th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #815
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I´ve seen today in the Spanish forum that Adif has confirmed the HSR Levante corridor is going under testing this summer and will be opening around christmas this year.

Does this deadline apply to the Madrid-Valencia section only or the testing will be carried out including more parts of the south eastern corridor?

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Old April 25th, 2010, 05:57 AM   #816
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Also Motilla-Albacete track will open before the end of this year
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Old April 26th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #817
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So that is over 450km of new tracks... with this, is the spanish HSR network somewhere near the 2200km commited by Adif for 2010?

I can´t find any reliable map showing the actual network as there´s a number of maps but all different...
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Old April 26th, 2010, 09:32 PM   #818
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ADIF is the Railways Autorithy in Spain, you can visit the site http://www.adif.es/en_US/infraestruc...elocidad.shtml

and this is the site for the oficial maps of the Spanish railway network

http://www.adif.es/es_ES/conoceradif...exos_mapas.pdf
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Old April 27th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #819
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I´ve seen today in the Spanish forum that Adif has confirmed the HSR Levante corridor is going under testing this summer and will be opening around christmas this year.

Does this deadline apply to the Madrid-Valencia section only or the testing will be carried out including more parts of the south eastern corridor?

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Hi there...

They´re supposed to be opening that Madrid-Valencia stretch around Christmas 2010. We don´t know the exact date yet.
It will include a branch from Cuenca (Motilla del Palancar exactly) to Albacete, that is going to be used by trains to Alicante and Murcia/Cartagena, which will change their gauge at Albacete.

There will be new stations at Cuenca (away from the city centre, and not connected by rail with the conventional station), and Requena-Utiel (a parkway station between these two small towns).

The stations at Madrid (Atocha), Albacete and Valencia will be the old ones. All three of them are being upgraded.
A particularly heavy work is the one at Valencia-Nord station, it will need a provisional terminal for the AVE trains separated from the rest, as the tracks are going to be removed some hundreds of metres away from their actual end at Valencia-Nord station, the station will be underground.

2012 is the date expected for the next stretches of this line to be opened.
These will be Albacete-Almansa-Xativa-Valencia, and Almansa-Villena-Alicante (with a by-pass at La Encina for trains from Valencia to Alicante).

The construction of these stretches is at the intermediate stage of the process, although it will be less costly because the sector from Albacete to Xativa is already open, but for Iberian gauge at the moment.

What is being built (rebuilt, actually) between Albacete and Xativa is mostly the old conventional line, which had been abandoned for some years.
The AVE trains will use the current line, once upgraded by changing its gauge from Iberian to UIC.
Then the freight and conventional trains will use the line that´s being rebuilt (and double-tracked in some sectors).

Once the new HSL will open, the free slots in the conventional Alicante line (which is single-tracked) will allow to introduce a new commuter ("Cercanías") service from Alicante to Villena.

Because of these works, the commuter Valencia line to Moixent has been temporarily shortened to Xativa.

Then later (2013/14/15?), a new stretch will be opened, from Alicante to Elche (parkway station) and Murcia (current station to be heavily upgraded and buried underground).

Some years later the Murcia branch will be prolonged to Lorca and Almeria.
A new branch will be built between Valencia and Castellon, and later to Tarragona.
But these two branches are at the very early stages of the process.

Gauge-switching trains (Alvia and Talgo) from Barcelona to Alicante and Murcia and beyond (Lorca, Cartagena, Montpellier?) will use the new HSL too the moment it opens.

The average time between Madrid and Valencia by HST is expected to be around 1h10min-1h15min.

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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:30 AM   #820
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Gauge-switching trains (Alvia and Talgo) from Barcelona to Alicante and Murcia and beyond (Lorca, Cartagena, Montpellier?) will use the new HSL too the moment it opens.
I can see a market for through trains to Barcelona - Valencia - Alicante from points in France and even in Belgium and Switzerland... A high speed night train would even be better.
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