Life with a High-Speed Rail System

Spaniards are quickly adapting to life with a high-speed rail network. Air travel between Barecelona and Madrid is down 46% because of it.
August 8, 2009, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"By 2020 Spain will have Europe's largest high-speed network, its 6,000 miles of track outgunning even France's TGV system. By then 90% of the population will be within 30 miles of a station. New lines have already been opened to Segovia, Valladolid and Malaga in the last 18 months. New links will eventually connect France and Portugal.

Airlines have reacted by claiming the AVE receives unfair government support – and by cutting prices."

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Published on Wednesday, August 5, 2009 in The Guardian U.K.
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