Six months was enough for the new High Speed services in Galicia to crown first place. main public transport abroad. According to data released yesterday by Renfe, these trains have carried more than 850 thousand passengers in the relationship between the community and Madrid since last December 21. An increase of 184.8% compared to the same period in 2019, when the pandemic has not yet affected mobility, but improvements over time have only reached Zamora. Like this, Sum of AVE and Alvia, sorpaso almost on the plane. The air bridge between Galicia and Madrid mobilized 554,217 passengers in the first five months of the year.
However, these data cannot be interpreted at first glance. Rail data is “doped” by including the start of Christmas or the summer holidays.. In addition, these services provide intermediary relations with Medina del Campo and Segovia, which have links with Zamora, Valladolid and Salamanca. Again, The difference of 300,000 passengers between the three Galician airports, which must be overcome in four weeks, is insurmountableespecially at the beginning of the summer period and business trips are reduced.
This increase in train passengers has not hurt the three airlines that handle the relationship between Barajas-Adolfo Suárez and Galicia, showing that there is a large market share to capture. dressing gownDespite Iberia’s reduction of 1,500 weekly seats this summer, it continues to operate 60 weekly flights on this route, gradually improving its frequencies until Air Europa adds 178,555 passengers in the first five months of 2022.
trend similar Alvedro (178,901) and lavakol (196.815) although the competition from the high-speed train is even greater in them. Like this, In the ranking of national destinations on the peninsula, only Bilbao and Barcelona are ahead of the three Galician airports..
Within these good numbers, the percentage of users using connections in Ourense or Santiago remains stable compared to previous months’ data. There are 133,734 customers who also use the Media Distancia train on their journey, representing 15.73% of the total.. Despite a circulation of 145 and more than 40,000 weekly seats, it’s common for tickets to run out every weekend. In fact, Renfe managed to reach a ceiling of 7,300 passengers twice in a single day during the month of May, when San Isidro and Galician Letters Day came together, It displaced 7,300 passengers, 13 on Friday and 17 on Tuesday.
From the public operator they claim the sustainability of this environment by allowing it. 38,592 tons of CO2 savings compared to special vehicles. It also points out that: punctuality (8.7), travel experience (8.5) and cleaning (8.4) are the attributes most valued by their users.
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Renfe has already confirmed its launch Special summer campaign “according to expected peak demand” They will put “all available trains and resources to facilitate the mobility of passengers”. The rise of Galicia as a tourism destination and the high fuel price place society and this relationship in a privileged position. To beat their stats, the next big breakthrough will have to wait until next year.
Commissioning of the new Talgo Avril with interchangeable wheels has been committed by the Ministry of Transport for this summer, but for now they have only taken a test trip to Ourense and industry sources indicate mid-summer. 2023 as the start date of your business trips. The importance of the 106 series of the future passes Ability to reach 330 km/h It improves the current Alvia (250 km/h) times and increases the performance of the AVE on international and Iberian tracks. Moreover, have lower energy consumption although the seats were increased to 521 per train.
At the same time, Renfe still has several “slots” – even time slots available – to boost frequencies as soon as demand and material availability allow. All while waiting for the line opening to take place in the Galician internal network or for the direct line between Vigo and Ourense to become reality and offer truly competitive times.
Iryo aims to operate between Galicia and Barajas “within 2 or 3 years”
Liberalization of the industryIt will be the final move that Galician Isabel Pardo de Vera has planned during her time as head of Adif, for High Speed to become a real public transport. In this sense, First private operator to compete against Renfe announced its ambitious offer as a company yesterday. The union between Iryo, Trenitalia and Air Nostrum, will be operational in the last quarter of this year Between Madrid and Barcelona (32 frequencies) and Valencia (16), Andalusia (12) will arrive next year.
Likewise, the company’s senior account manager, Olga Villacampaannounced yesterday that negotiations to acquire variable-track trains that allow it to run towards Galicia and the Basque Country are progressing and could be carried out “within two or three years”.
its main aim they will be traveling on business and also committed to intermodality. Therefore, one of their plans is to take advantage of the fact that their entire fleet can operate on dual voltage to serve Barajas airport as soon as the high-speed link is complete.