Velaro Trains Completed First Journey in Spain

Velaro Trains Completed First Journey in Spain
February 21, 2008 10:14 pm

The first Madrid-Barcelona AVE Velaro high-speed train has completed its first journey across Spain, reaching speeds of 300km.

The trains will run every hour on the 630km route, cutting journey time between the Spanish cities from six hours to two hours and 38 mins.

The Velaro, designed and built by Siemens Mobility, has a speed of 404km/h and set the world record for a series-produced train on Spanish tracks in September 2006.

Spain is currently working to expand its high-speed rail network to become the biggest in Europe by 2010. is a railway information and news platform. Website presents from all around the world railway sector news, developments, projects and tender for the sector specialists. Railwaynews supports to industry events and announced them for potential participants. Railwaynews plans to collecting data from all around the world, about railway infrastructure, rolling stock, railway transportation datum, geographical datum to present for railway professionals for short term. Railwaynews will build new platforms aims to high value railway business environment for all railway specialists, railway fans and especially railway suppliers and their decision makers. Railwaynews presents whole information from rail professionals to rail professionals.

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