22 Apr, 2022 @ 15:00
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Be quick: Renfe offers 100,000 bargain tickets on high speed trains across Spain for just €15  

Plans to change high-speed train terminus for Costa Blanca journeys to Spain's Madrid could be reversed
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SPAIN’S train company Renfe launched a flash sale on Friday offering trips across Spain for the bargain price of just €15.

The sale to mark the 30 anniversary of the first high speed train which opened between Madrid and Sevilla in 1992 ends on Sunday.

However, people across Spain have been complaining about the difficulty in buying tickets after the Renfe website was overwhelmed with people attempting to buy tickets.

Francisca Mena complained: “I have been on the website for more than an hour and I can’t get my ticket,” she said on Friday morning.

“It says on my screen that I am in a queue of 47,918 people,” she added.

In the thirty years since starting  it’s high speed service known as the AVE, the state rail operator has transported more than 464 million passengers. 

Currently, the Spanish train operator has 229 trains that travel to 57 different destinations across Spain.

In December, the long awaited  high speed rail link to Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia was inaugurated, reducing the journey between Madrid and Ourense to just two hours and ten minutes.

A new high speed route between Malaga and Granada has just opened making it now possible to visit the Alhambra on an easy day trip from the Costa del Sol.


Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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