Spain: Madrid-Murcia High-Speed Railway Line Opens

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and King Felipe VI have inaugurated the Madrid-Murcia high-speed railway line.

Thanks to an investment of more than 410 million EUR, which includes the installation of advanced signalling technology, AVE journey times between Murcia and Madrid have now been reduced to 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Government officials upon their arrival in Murcia

This investment is part of the country’s commitment to sustainable mobility and territorial cohesion through the expansion of its high-speed rail network.

Pedro Sánchez said:

“Spain is moving forward with brand new infrastructures that generate new investments and opportunities; and all its territories are moving forward, guaranteeing equal opportunities for all our citizens, wherever they live.”

The inauguration of this line follows the successful testing of high-speed trains on the Murcia high-speed line.

Seneca laboratory train
Seneca laboratory train undergoing testing on the Madrid-Murcia high-speed line

This opening completes the Monforte del Cid-Murcia section of the Mediterranean Corridor, and was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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