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High-speed train line to Spain’s holiday hotspots with tickets just £8


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A Spanish train company that operates high-speed services across the country has announced a massive sale, with tickets going for as low as £7.69 (€9).

The rail company Ouigo in Spain has announced its intention to sell these unbelievably cheap tickets in a bid to encourage more people to take the rail network and explore the country.

Low-cost options on its trains kick-off from 10am on March 19.

The Olive Press reported that the routes include rail lines between some of Spain’s most famous cities such as AlicanteMadridTarragonaValenciaBarcelona, and Albacete.

Following on from the March announcement, further low-cost routes to the likes of Valladolid and Segovia will start operating on April 19.

The tickets will cost £7.69 for adults and £5.98 for children between the ages of four and 13. Children up to the age of three will be able to go free of charge.

This year, Europe is expected to be more popular than ever as tourist figures and tourism businesses reliant on tourists recover from the pandemic.

Once aboard, tourists are likely to get from one city to another very quickly. According to SNCF connect trains such as the Ouigo Grande Viteese can travel at up to 300kph (mph).

Speaking about the new routes, British train ticket provider Trainline said: “The double-decker Euroduplex OUIGO trains are used for the new service in Spain.

“As with the French OUIGO trains, the Spanish version only has one class of seating, with tighter spacing than on conventional TGV trains, to provide around 590 seats per train. However, unlike the trains used in France, the Spanish OUIGO trains have a bar car.”

The decision to introduce new fees onto Spain’s train lines isn’t the only major decision hitting the country with a new £53million tunnel set to link the cities of Lugo and Ourense.

The new tunnel is close to being completed after around 1,000 kilos of explosives were used to bore out the rock to create the triumph of engineering forming part of a modernisation of the existing routes.

Reports suggest that the project will be completed by the middle of 2024 with the final stage nearing completion as construction teams ready the tunnel to take trains.

The new tunnel replaces an old tunnel that will remain in service to act as a back-up and potential escape route in case of an emergency on the new line.

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