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New High Speed Train To Link Valencia and Madrid…

Posted on 11 November 2010

 Good news for paella lovers. Trips to the Med from the Spanish capital will soon shrink to 90 minutes with the December 19 debut of the new high-speed train service between Madrid and Valencia. Previously the trip took more than three hours and 45 minutes. The Alta Velocidad Espanola (AVE) will travel at speeds of up to 205 miles per hour, whisking capitalinos to the beautiful seaside city that’s hosted the America’s Cup twice and was just listed as one of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities for 2011. Valencia is revered for its blend of the traditional and the cutting edge: the old Gothic quarter next to the futuristic City of Arts & Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava, a proud Valenciano. Not only that- but Valencia’s cuisine is winning big accolades.


The AVE will eventually have 20 trains a day making the trip, with two-class service in 12 coaches with 365 seats. There are two stops on the Valencia to Madrid AVE: Requena and Cuenca. Prices for the AVE start from 90 euros or about $125. 


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