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Spain’s High-Speed Train to Launch Madrid-Valencia Service

Car Rental & Rail | November 07, 2010

Spain’s High-Speed Train to Launch Madrid-Valencia Service

The Alta Velocidad Espanola, the AVE, or high-speed train will inaugurate service from Madrid to Valencia making the trip in 90 minutes. On Dec. 19, the first trains will depart, traveling at speeds of up to 205 mph. Eventually, up to 20 trains a day will make the trip. The AVE will have two-class service in 12 coaches with 365 seats -- four Club Class coaches with 71 seats and eight for Tourist Class with 294 seats. Currently the train from Madrid to Valencia takes more than three hours and 45 minutes.

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