Renfe’s AVE high-speed trains break records

HIGH-SPEED and long distance rail operator Renfe’s AVE service broke existing records on May 1 by transporting 125,467 people across Spain in one day.
The holiday weekend prompted 8,302 more passengers than usual to use the high-speed rail service to get to their favourite May Day retreats, Europa Press reported. This broke the previous record, which was set on March 27 this year, the week before Easter.
Some 860,000 tickets were up for sale between Thursday and Sunday, which was an increase of 11 per cent over a normal weekend period. However, that was not enough as an extra 86,000 tickets had to be made available.
The need for additional tickets was mainly due to the demand on trains linking Madrid and the Costa del Sol, and those travelling along the Mediterranean corridor.

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