Renfe is committed to improving the rail connections between the capital Cuenca and cities such as Madrid, Albacete or Valencia. As of this Saturday, the sale of the Avant recurring vouchers begins with 50% discounts in the Cuenca-Valencia relationship, available on the Renfe website and other sales channels. Tickets with discounts for frequent flyers will be available for all of 2023.
Thus, progress is made in the last phase of the improvement of the Cuenca rail connections included in the xCuenca project, improving the efficiency of the transport system through a reorganization of the services of the Madrid-Cuenca-Valencia axis, as reported by the Government Delegation in press release.
Based on the high capacity and competitive travel times of the Madrid-Cuenca-Albacete high-speed line, this line has been configured as a transport trunk for the connection of the three capitals, supporting the use of this rail service in a system road transport that serves the different populations of the conventional railway line, using the Cuenca-Fernando Zóbel high-speed station as a link “hub” with the high-speed trains.
Thus, the improvement of rail services on the high-speed line between Madrid, Cuenca and Albacete has already put into service all the planned actions. Firstly, a new service early in the morning, the so-called “early bird train”, which arrives in Madrid around eight in the morning, and another new service back in the middle of the afternoon. This new service connects Cuenca with Albacete and Madrid.
The pioneer initiative to improve the conditions for recurring users, so that, in all AVE services that connect Cuenca capital with Madrid and Albacete, they will be able to use all currently existing recurring mobility tickets, Plus Card, Plus 10 Card, Plus Card 10-45 and Plus Student Card. And the last phase that begins this Saturday, with AVANT vouchers for recurring travelers on the axis between Cuenca and Valencia.
In short, this new project has made it possible to increase the connection offer in Cuenca and the entire province thanks to the new focus, centered on the citizen, included in the xCuenca project, exponentially, with a range of affordable prices, and giving special support for recurring users, who have also benefited from the additional 50% discount in force for 2023 on Avant vouchers. Recurring subscriptions will continue to be available beyond 2023, regardless of discounts.