25% of Spain’s high-speed AVE train stations used by less than 100 people per day

Spanish high-speed trains fail to attract enough customers

LAST UPDATED: 8 Jun, 2016 @ 12:11
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LARGE sections of Spain’s high-speed railway are deserted, according to new data.

Ghost trains

In total, one in four AVE stations are used by less than 100 passengers a day.

Two stations in Valencia, Tequen-Utiel and Villena, have come under particular criticism for their lack of use.

Both welcome around 20 passengers per day, despite a combined cost of €24 million to construct.



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  1. Just because some stations are not busy does not mean the service is not busy. I use the AVE a lot and it is nearly always packed with passengers.

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