Spain News: Picking up speed between Alicante and Barcelona

Barcelona to Alicante: The new service will take only 4 hours and 20. CREDIT: Wikipedia

RENFE will cut the trip between Alicante and Barcelona by 40 minutes from January 13. The new Euromed service will connect Alicante with Barcelona in 4 hours and 20 minutes. The trains will circulate between Barcelona and Camp de Tarragona on the High Speed ​​track using the new Vandellós variant. 

Renfe’s new offer in the Corredor Mediterraneo will improve Alicante’s connection with Girona and Figueras. Four Euromed trains will directly link the Costa Brava with the Alicante capital.

With the new services between the Valencian Community and Catalonia, the offer between both communities is diversified: eight Euromed services, in each direction, of variable width, will be routed through an exchanger to Camp de Tarragona and Barcelona, ​​along the High Speed ​​line. Talgo trains will keep the current service circulating by the conventional route to Barcelona, ​​with a stop at the Tarragona station.

The Euromed incorporates among its new features the Silent Car, until now exclusive to the AVE. The number 10 train car will offer this service in the economy class, at no additional cost to the customer.

The Euromed service with origin and destination Alicante is provided with trains of the S130 series, movable tread. Each train has 299 seats in two classes: Tourist (236) and Preferred (63), of which one is adapted for people with reduced mobility (PMR). These trains can run at a maximum speed of 250 km / h along the new route.

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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla.


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