The Renfe High Speed route between Asturias and Madrid has received 14,887 customers in its first week of operation, after the opening of the Pajares Bypass. From November 30, the date on which commercial trips began, until December 6, the company has sold more than 80,000 tickets for travel until February 15.
The ‘Superprecia’ Campaign was in force between November 2 and 11, with 25,000 Tickets Available from 18 Eurojar between November 30, 20 Fe Fe Fe Fe Fe Fe BRERO 2024. On November 30 more than 2,200 passengers used the new services, with four trains in each direction.
The commercial exploitation by the company of the new High Speed infrastructure will be carried out in two phases. In this first phase, travelers originating in Madrid, Segovia, Valladolid, Palencia or León, and those arriving or departing from Asturias, already enjoy reduced travel times, new frequencies and better prices. This reduction translates into a time of 3 hours 12 minutes to save the journey between Madrid and Oviedo. Between Madrid and Pola de Lena, the new entry and exit door to Asturias through the Pajares Bypass, the travel time is 2 hours 49 minutes.
In a second phase, depending on the incorporation into service of the new 106 series trains, whose delivery by Talgo is scheduled for the first quarter of 2024, travel times and speeds will continue to improve.
The launch of these new trains will mean an increase in the number of connections and seats, benefits that the AVE and Avlo trains will bring, in addition to incorporating Avilés as a new destination for the Alvia trains. In this second phase of exploitation, Renfe will launch new ‘Superprecios’ campaigns.