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Old August 4th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #1281
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One of the most old trains in Spains will partially dissapear to be served with a new one.

It is one train that daily starts at Barcelona and go, by the coast to Valencia, later to the interior to Alcazar de San Juan... there, a branch is separated to go to Badajoz (in the border with Portugal). The rest of the train will continue and at Linares will be separated another branch which alternative days will go to Granada or to Almeria.

Finally the train gets separated in two main branches at Cordoba. One to Sevilla, another to Malaga.


The change will be:

A double composition train, with material newer than actual to make Barcelona - Sevilla/Malaga via Valencia-Alcazar
And trains to shuttle to Badajoz and Almeria / Granada like now.



Edit.... apart of those trains, there are direct trains from Barcelona to Sevilla and to Malaga with stops in the firsts and last stations. Those trains are goes by the high speed lane. It's non stop at Madrid, saving time and runs Barcelona-Sevilla in less than 5h30min (1200 km more or less, depending of itinerary...)
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Old August 14th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #1282
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In september there will be some changes in one long-distance train (one of the longest today).

Today, there is a train with several branches from Barcelona to Badajoz, Almería, Granada, Malaga and Sevilla (Almeria and Granada 3 days per week, alternative).

It will be changed by a new train Barcelona-Malaga/Sevilla using the trains were used between Madrid and Valencia before high speed line. They will travel together until Cordoba where will be separated to each city.

Apart of it, there will be new trains Alcazar-Badajoz and Linares-Almería or Granada which will shuttle with this train.

It is a train in the conventional rails, not in the high speed line. It starts at Barcelona and goes besides the coast until Valencia and later to the interior until Alcazar, just to turn south.
Stations with stop will be the same.

The new train, apart of more confort, will use one hour less than now point to point.

Between Barcelona and Tarragona to Sevilla, Cordoba and Malaga there are two daily high speed trains (four in the case of Cordoba, where is the junction) which takes half of time to do the journey.

But this train is used to shuttle with more stations and has an important number of passengers between little stations.


The train replaced will replace at the same time, later to the Irun-Salamanca which is served by the oldest long distance train in Spain.

After that replacing, the trains type "Arco" could be considered as the oldest in Spain, and there will be not too many.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 09:24 PM   #1283
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The new hybrid S-730 train.
It was filmed in Vinaros, between Tarragona and Castellon, on the Barcelona-Valencia line, and was probably doing a test.
This train is a Bi-Bi-Bi, double gauge (iberian/UIC), double tension (3kV/25kV), double mode (diesel/electric).
It might operate on Alvia services to some non-electrified destinations, like Madrid-Murcia-Cartagena, Madrid-Zamora-Coruña/Vigo, or Madrid-Cordova-Algeciras.

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Old August 26th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #1284
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Is there any new figures about the Madrid-Valencia Line ?
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Old August 27th, 2011, 11:19 AM   #1285
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Let me ask...
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Old August 28th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #1286
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Technical data hybrid S-730 train

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The new hybrid S-730 train.
Technical data of this train can be found in this presentation on page 19.

The trains have 9 instead of 11 passenger coaches, the generator car has one track and one set of Talgo wheels.
Power under diesel is 2.4 MW. Length: 186 m, empty weight 361 t.

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Old August 28th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #1287
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New figures from Madrid-Valencia High Speed Line

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Is there any new figures about the Madrid-Valencia Line ?
After 6 month there have been almost one million passengers (exactly 960.000 passengers, with 7.000 passengers traveling on an average week-end day). This is more than 83% of the total amount of journeys between Madrid and Valencia.
Renfe estimate that the commissioning of the high speed rail service between Madrid and Valencia attracted a high percentage of trips, which had been made before with other modes of transport: the statistic showed that before opening of the high speed line 55% traveled by air, 25% by coach and 5 % by private car.
The dates from the week-end of August 15 will be also interesting. On this long week-end several festivals took place and 30 trains run with doubled capacity. Ok, the weather was really poor on this week-end, so I don't know it the increased capacity was a success.


Source: Datos de ocupación del corredor Madrid-Valencia, posted August 23.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #1288
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In www.ferropedia.es you may find

- figures about the Madrid-Valencia Line


- figures on other lines

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Old August 30th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #1289
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Technical data of this train can be found in this presentation on page 19.

The trains have 9 instead of 11 passenger coaches, the generator car has one track and one set of Talgo wheels.
Power under diesel is 2.4 MW. Length: 186 m, empty weight 361 t.
Some additional data in www.ferropedia.es :
http://www.ferropedia.es/wiki/Renfe_Serie_730
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #1290
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To help people who do not speak Spanish, I write a free translation resume of those data:

I write always the result of 2010 and forecast for 2011 (made considering first 6 months data and extrapolating to all the year):


High Speed Line Madrid - Valencia

It has the stations of Madrid, Cuenca, Utiel-Requena and Valencia

2010 total corridor 1,12 million passengers
2011 total corridor 2,20 million passengers

2010 Madrid-Valencia (point to point) 728.000 pass
2011 Madrid-Valencia (point to point) at least 1,9 million pass


Trains Vs Plane in Madrid-Valencia

2010: 45,3%
2011: more than 70%


Madrid-Castellon (only High speed line to Valencia)
2 daily trains

2010. 54.000 pass
2011. 83.000 pass


Station of Requena-Utiel
Average of 48 pass/day (with four daily stops)


Madrid-Alicante (high speed line until Albacete)

2010: 1 million pass
2011: 1 million pass




As we can see, numbers have been increased where high speed is point to point (if change there is no so much difference). Specially Valencia because third city of Spain. Cuenca and Albacete have increased numbers too, but they are much smaller than Valencia.

Madrid-Valencia takes 88% trips of the corridor.
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Old August 30th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #1291
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Madrid-Valencia takes 88% trips of the corridor.
This is interesting: it makes such lines more attractive to active price managment, as I bet few, if any, will use the line on a dail basis and, for the distance separating Valencia and Madrid, driving or taking a bus is not a really time wise decision.
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Old September 2nd, 2011, 10:12 PM   #1292
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On September the 8th, the new station serving the Jerez de la Frontera Airport will open.
That´s in the Cadiz province, in Andalusia (South).
Il will be served by Cercanías (suburban) and Media Distancia (regional trains).
The number of trains stopping at the station will be quite small for now, as the airport seems to be served only by Ryanair...
On a more historical way, the station is not new, it was formerly known as 'La Parra' and has been for many years closed to passenger service.

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On September the 23th there will be a remodelation of the Madrid Cercanías Renfe lines, but we still don´t know the details. We suspect it will be the day the new Aeropuerto T4 station will open.

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A few days ago the new Vigo-Guixar station opened (in the city of Vigo, Galicia, North-West, near Portugal), it´s the old freight station upgraded for passenger trains while the old Vigo-Urzáiz station closes for the High Speed Line works... it´s located by the port, but not very far from the old one.

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Hmmm... that´s about it, I believe.
There´s come more to say, but´it´s about high speed trains.

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The new station Aeropuerto de Jerez on the Cadiz-Seville line has been inaugurated today, service starts tomorrow.

It will be served by Cercanías suburban trains from Cadiz to Aeropuerto de Jerez, and also by regional trains Seville-Cadiz.

It serves the Jerez de la Frontera airport, in the city of Jerez de la Frontera (famous for its Sherry).
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Old September 8th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #1294
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New Vigo-Guixar temporary railway station

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Nueva estación de Vigo-Guixar - Adif
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Old September 10th, 2011, 09:49 PM   #1295
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Timelaps of construction of new railway infrastructure in Barcelona by local Evaristo, he has been shoting photos and compiling timelaps videos from this construction site for 3 years, his flickr site is updated regulary and every 3 or 4 month he posts a timelaps over the construction, this is the latest.



And more timelapses from this construction can be found here



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Old September 16th, 2011, 02:34 PM   #1296
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Hello everyone

Greetings from Spain. I wanted to show you a map of the Spanish rail network for those who do not know

The map legend is in Spanish, if you have any questions, let me know [email protected]

Not only the network is the high-speed network, but also conventional.

http://translate.google.com/translat...erroviarias%2F






I hope you like it !
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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:19 PM   #1297
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This is interesting: it makes such lines more attractive to active price managment.
Yes, we can never miss an opportunity to price gouge and bilk the customer out of more money.

Profit over people is the mantra of the neoliberal.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #1298
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Yes, we can never miss an opportunity to price gouge and bilk the customer out of more money.

Profit over people is the mantra of the neoliberal.
Not necessarily. Price driscrimination allows a lot of discount fares for advanced purchase, which benefits costumers.
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Old September 24th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #1299
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Are there any plan to regauge the remaining metre gauge lines in Spain to standard gauge?
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Old September 24th, 2011, 11:53 AM   #1300
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When tracks are renewed ADIF uses double gauge sleepers (initially of a type allowing both standard and broad gauge but not at the same time, but has now started to lay sleepers for dual gauge tracks so as to ease gauge conversion in the future), however there are no known plans of conversion.
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