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Railway liberalization triggers train reservations from Madrid to Barcelona

Date: March 27, 2023 Time: 07:32:38

Following the entry into the rail market of new competing companies, high-speed routes linking Madrid with Barcelona and Madrid with Valencia have skyrocketed in bookings compared to the previous year. Specifically, the first has registered an increase of 225% and the second of 325% in reservations made, according to a study carried out by Trainline

“In recent months, we have witnessed important changes in the railway sector in Spain. The arrival of new competitors on the main routes and the consequent drop in prices have given rise to a completely new scenario for the train in Spain. What we What the future of liberalization holds is even more interesting,” said Trainline’s director for Spain, Andrea Saviane.

According to the study, 76% of Spanish travelers use the train for their journeys and trips throughout the year. Specifically, 29% take the train at least once a month, a figure slightly higher than the European average of 24%, while 30% use it between one and two times a year.

A saving of 900 euros when traveling by train

66% of Spaniards prefer a highly planned trip, only behind Italians (68%), while 26% prefer a more relaxed organization and not book so far in advance. This trend towards a well-planned trip also generates economic savings among travelers, since 54% say they buy their tickets well in advance to save on the total cost of their trip, only 3 points below the European average.

In this sense, 46% of Spaniards say they spend between 1 and 100 euros per year on their train trips, which makes it the cheapest means of transport compared to the car, in which at least 15% of travelers In 33% of cases, Spaniards spend between 1 and 300 euros per year.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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