THE future high speed train to Granada will be served by just a single track for the final 81km before the city.
Critics have argued that a single line will significantly reduce the operating capacity of the line, and if a train were to break down on it there could be untold delays.
The measures do however ensure that the new AVE line will meet its late 2015 opening date. It is part of the high-speed rail network in Spain, operated by Renfe Operadora, the Spanish national railway company. It runs at speeds of up to 310 km/h.
The new line will leave the Malaga to Cordoba track at Antequera Santa Ana station and go east to Antequera. Then it will pass through Loja before arriving at Granada’s new Mariana Pineda station.