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High-speed Spanish railways and stations

Spanish railway train service

Alta Velocidad Espanola (AVE) is a service of high-speed trains operating at speeds of up to 300 kms/h
on dedicated track in Spain. On the line from Madrid to Seville, the service guarantees an arrival within
five minutes of the advertised time, and offers a full refund if the train is delayed further, although
only 0.16% of trains have been so. In this regard, the punctuality of the AVE is exceptional in comparison
to other non-long-distance Renfe services.

Unlike the rest of the Spanish broad-gauge network, the AVE uses a standard gauge, permitting
direct connections outside Spain in the future. On the run to France, using the cross-border
Ferro TP tunnel, and after the complete rail link between Barcelona and Figuere, the high-speed
Madrid-Barcelona-Lyon-Paris service might be in operation by the late 2012.

The EuRail pass and a reserved-seat ticket from Madrid Atocha to Valencia, Spain

Madrid Atocha station

Madrid Atocha is the largest railway station in Madrid. It is the primary station serving commuter,
intercity and regional trains from the south, and the AVE high-speed train to Barcelona, Catalonia
and Sevill, Andalusia.

Interior of the Madrid Atocha station

(L) Madrid Atocha station, departure floor (M)(R) A tropical garden inside the train station

Atocha railway station with a tropical garden and cafe

(L) Turtles in a tiny lake at the Atocha station
(M) A luggage safety-control gate at the Madorid Atocha station ( For a security reason, no large photograph can be open to the public )
(R) An express train of Talgo, operating from Valencia to Balocerona, is waiting here for the oncoming train to pass through,
with the guard of electric token systems to avoid the incident.

Renfe express train runs along the beautiful beach line east of Sitgea, Spain

(L) A reserved-seat ticket
(R) A seashore resort of Sitges, 35kms southwest of Barcelona, along the railroad from Valencia
Photographed in May, 2010.

The Madrid-Barcelona high-speed rail line is 621 kms in length, The superexpress train service
inaugurated in February 2008. It is designed for speeds of 300 kms/h and compatibility with the
rail systems of neighboring countries. It connects the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, major
cities of Spain. There is a total of 20 trains per day from Madrid to Barcelona, and the same
number for the return journey in 2010. The Siemens S-103 train travels at speeds of up to
300Km/h and the shortest journey time is 2 hours 38 minutes.

Barcelona Franca Station

The Barcelona Franca Station was first built in 1929. The station is considered Barcelona’s the most
beautiful station, containing marble, bronze and crystal decorations. We can also notice the uniqueness
in that the plateform with a gentle curve and an attractive glass roof top.

Renfe Clase 130 at the Barcelona Franca station

Renfe commuter trains are waiting for departure at curved plateform of the Barcelona Franca Station.

(L) The plateform of the Barcelona Franca Station (R) A shock absorber to use most of the collision energy at the terminal station.

(L) England-made shock absorber at the Barcelona Franca station (R) A ticket office and the main gate to the plateform

Station hall and the sign board of Estacio de Franca Photographed in May, 2010.

Barcelona Sants Station

Barcelona Sants (Estacio de Sants) is the name of the main railway station in Barcelona, operated
by Renfe. It has become the Catalan capital's most important transportation hub - being the centre of
commuter and medium-distance train services, as well as the inter-city train station for national and
international destinations. New parts of the station have recently been remodeled to accommodate
the Spanish high-speed train AVE in the city, which started serving the city in February 2008.

(L) A total view of the Barcelona Sants station (R) A passenger service section at the Sants station

(L) An underground plateform of the Barcelona Sants (R) A reserved-seat ticket from Barocelona Sants to Madrid Atocha

(L) An electric sign board, showing that this train is for Madrid Atocha (M) A meal tray served in the preference-class train to Madrid.
(R) A mountainous countryside at the southeast of Madrid

A rich firm land and Spanish old town viewed from the high-speed train window.

(L) The maximum train speed exceeded 300kms/h. (M) Many business travelers use the preference class of this high-speed train.
(R) A train is approaching to the Madrid Atorcha

Multiple track lines near to the Atocha station

The Renfe's high-speed train, now, arrived at the Madrid Atocha station.
Photographed in May, 2010.

New High Speed Train AVE, Madrid to Albacete

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain attend the presentation of the New High Speed Train
which serves between the cities of Madrid and Albacete. A new railway track runs in the length
of 391 kms, with the average speed of 246 kms/h. The construction fee was about sixty hundred million Euros.

Picture source: Spain TVE channel
It informed us the newly constructed high speed train, AVW, started to run between Madrid and Albacete, Spain
on December 15, 2010. High-speed train, Renfe Clase, departed from Atocha station runs behind a wind turbine in the hill.

High-speed train, Renfe 120, Madrid-Segovia


はドイツの技術が導入されている。 専用軌道上の設計最高速度は350km/hだが、信号システムの
不具合のため300km/hにとどまっている。 将来の延伸時、フランスのTGVをはじめとする欧州各国の
(日本の新幹線と同じ)世界標準軌(レール幅1435mm)を採用している。 座席数320で、club(特等車)と、
サービスがあり、天井に設置されたモニターでビデオサービスが行われるなど、 航空機の構造と共通点もある。

Reference: Wikipedia

All railway trains should be completely smoke -free.

イタリア鉄道旅行・シシリア イタリア鉄道旅行記 Italia Rail: Trenitalia
アイルランド鉄道旅行 アイルランド鉄道旅行記  Rail Travel Ireland
ニュージランド鉄道旅行 ニュージランド鉄道旅行記  NZ Rail: Tranz Alpine/Scenic
オーストラリア鉄道旅行 オーストラリア鉄道旅行記   Brief Journey by Australian Rail
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ボストン-ニューヨーク高速鉄道  Amtrak Acela Express/Boston_Newyork
シカゴ鉄道 シカゴCTA鉄道  Chicago CTA Rail
マイアミ鉄道 マイアミMETRO鉄道  Miami Metro Rail

ストックホルム・空港鉄道 ストックホルム・アーランダ急行  Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Express
ストックホルム地下鉄 ストックホルム地下鉄・近郊鉄道 Stockholm County Railways
スエーデンX2000の旅 X2000の旅  X2000:Stockholm_Copenhagen Express
コペンハーゲン近郊鉄道・地下鉄 コペンハーゲン地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Greater Copenhagen Railways
パリ鉄道ターミナル駅 パリ鉄道ターミナル  Paris Rail Terminals
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 パリ地下鉄・近郊鉄道  Paris Metro_RER_Tram
タイ・バンコク鉄道 バンコク・スカイトレイン・地下鉄・タイ鉄道   Bangkok Mass Transit/Thai Railways
台湾高速鉄道 台湾高速鉄道  Taiwan High Speed Rail
フィンランド鉄道 路面電車 地下鉄 フィンランド鉄道、路面電車、地下鉄  Railways in Helsinki, Finland
インド鉄道 インド鉄道・地下鉄  Indian Railways and Dehli Metro

シカゴ鉄道 ポルトガル地下鉄・鉄道  Portugal Metro, Railways
マイアミ鉄道 アムステルダム鉄道・市電  Amsterdam Rail
シカゴ鉄道 スペイン高速鉄道  High-speed train in Spain
マイアミ鉄道 バロセロナ都市交通  Barcelona Railways
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ワシントンDC地下鉄・ユニオン駅  Washington DC Metro/Union Station

  フランス国鉄の旅  Railway Travel in France
 ドイツ国鉄の旅 Railway Travel in Germany
 バンクーバー・スカイトレイン Vancouver Skytrain
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ・エドモントン地下鉄  Edomonton Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 カナダ大陸横断鉄道・VIA Trans-Canada Railway, VIA

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 韓国高速鉄道・空港急行・地下鉄 Korea Train Express, Airport Express and Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 シアトル・モノレール、リンク鉄道 Monorail and Link railway st Seatle
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 米国アムトラックで氷河国立公園へ Amtrak: Seatle to Glacier National Park
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンフランシスコ・バート、 ケーブルカー、市電 San Francisco, cablecar, tram and Bart

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ドイツ、オーストリア、スイス鉄道 Trains in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2013
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 モスクワ地下鉄  Moscow Metro
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ地下鉄 Saint Petersburg Metro
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ロシア高速鉄道  Sapsan, high-speed train of Russia
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 サンクトベルグ・ヘルシンキ鉄道 Allegro, high-speed train between Finland and Russia

パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 アラスカ鉄道 Alaskan Railroad
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 キャンベラ・シドニー鉄道 Railways connecting Canberra and Sydney, Australia
米国・東北部鉄道旅行 ゴールドコースト市内電車  Gold Coast Light-Rail
パリ近郊鉄道・地下鉄 ノルウェー・トロンハイムオスロ鉄道 Train in Norway, Trondheim to Oslo

 Narita Airport-City Rail Service
 Japanese high-speed train 'Hayabusa'
 Japanese high-speed train 'Super-Komachi'

 Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world

 Introduction of Spain: The first Spain's law to restrict smoking enforced in 2006.
 Spain enforced a total smoking ban in indoor public space in 2011.

Spain 2006-2011
Madrid tour Segovia High-speed train in Spain Barcelona metro and railway Gaudi's masterpiece
Barcelona tour Smoking ban in Spain in 2010

2010年5月執筆 2010年12月加筆
禁煙席ネット主宰 医学博士 宮本順伯
The article was written, and photographs were taken in May 2010,
and revised in December 2010, by Dr. Miyamoto.

Tram, metro, cable car and commuter train at Barocelona

Special Note:
 Two South Kuril and two islands off Hokkaido are the own land of Japan.
 Smoke-free hotels in Japan
 Domestic travel in Japan
 Smoke-free should be the minimum standard for the host city in the Olympic.
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

www. smokefree.jpn.com

The way to contact to the writter
Smoke-free rental condominium in Tokyo (PR)
Junhaku Miyamoto: profile

Smoke-free Hotel and Travel

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