From December 19 three return AVE high-speed services per day will
connect Albacete with Madrid and Toledo, and the line will also be used
by Alvia variable gauge emus operating between Alicante and Madrid. AVE
services to both Valencia and Albacete will be operated by Series 112
trains (pictured) supplied by Bombardier and Talgo, which seat 365 passengers with
294 in tourist class and 71 in club.

madrid-valencia.jpgJourney times for non-stop services between Madrid and Valencia will be
cut from 3h 30min to between 1h 30 min and 1h 50min, while 30 minutes
will be shaved off the two-hour Madrid - Albacete trip.

The opening of these lines extends the Spanish high-speed network by
438km to 2665km, making it the largest in the world after China.

The Madrid - Levante high speed line will be extended in 2012 with the
opening of the Albacete - La Encina - Alicante, and AVE services will
reach Murcia by 2014.