It also plans to link the capital with Seville and Malaga with its 'low cost' trains starting in June
MADRID, 26 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Renfe will start the commercial circulation of the new Avlo service between Madrid and Alicante this Monday, March 27, with tickets starting at 7 euros and which can already be purchased on its website.
Renfe's new Avlo train service will offer four daily circulations (two in each direction) between Madrid and Alicante, which means an offer of 1,436 seats per day, as reported by the railway operator in a statement.
The four routes will stop in Albacete, and two Avlo (one in each direction) will also stop at the Cuenca Fernando Zóbel and Villena Alta Velocidad stations.
Marketing will be in a single class and ticket sales will be managed through a dynamic system that offers the best price available at any time for the requested trip.
On top of the base price, the client can add additional services such as seat selection, changes or cancellations and additional luggage. The base price includes a free cabin suitcase and a handbag.
Children under 14 years of age will have a basic rate of 5 euros, although this ticket must always be accompanied by the issuance of an adult ticket (a maximum of two child tickets per adult). Large families will also be able to obtain discounts of 20% in the case of the general category and 50% for large families in the special category.
Avlo's first service launched in June 2021 between Madrid and Barcelona, with stops in Guadalajara, Calatayud, Zaragoza, Lleida and Tarragona. In February 2022, it began its operations in Valencia, with stops in Cuenca and Requena-Utiel.
The company's objective is for the Avlo to stop at all the stations of the main high-speed corridors in Spain, once the 106 series ordered from Talgo is received, which is expected to occur throughout 2023.
Likewise, Renfe plans to start Avlo services in the southern corridor next June, with trains that will link Madrid with Seville and Malaga and that will have stops at all the intermediate stations of each of these high-speed lines (Ciudad Real, Puertollano, Córdoba, Puente Genil and Antequera).
In principle, there will be four Avlo trains in the southern corridor: two between Madrid and Seville (one in each direction) and another two between Madrid and Malaga (one in each direction), although the schedules and stops are not yet determined.
After arrival in Andalusia, only the corridor to Galicia remains, although this will require more time, since the international track gauge only goes as far as Ourense and to reach the rest of Galicia you have to change trains or have them adapted (the Avril de Talgo will be able to do it). For its part, the high-speed line to Extremadura and the Basque Country is still under construction and studies.