By Tamsin Brown • 13 December 2021 • 18:10
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Renfe has beaten its record for the most passengers in a day since the start of the pandemic.
The state-owned Spanish railway company Renfe managed to beat its record for the most passengers in a single day since the start of the pandemic, when it transported a total of 156,310 people on December 3, just as the long weekend was starting.
According to a statement given by the railway company, over the entire week of the December long weekend (Puente de la Constitución), Renfe transported a total of 1.13 million people on its Ave (high-speed), long-distance and mid-distance trains.
Around 64% of the passengers used Renfe’s commercial services (Ave and long-distance), whereas the remaining 36% used Avant (high-speed mid-distance) and mid-distance.
On December 3, when Renfe registered a new record for the number of passengers in a single day since the start of the pandemic, 96,691 people used the Ave and long-distance services.
In order to cope with the increased demand, Renfe increased the number of places available on Ave and long-distance trains by 11.7% of the usual offer, scheduling a total of 174 double-unit trains.
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Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
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