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OUIGO España: Over 2 million passengers in 1 year

Our high-speed rail business in Spain made 3,674 journeys between Madrid and Barcelona in its first year. We mark the anniversary by looking back at a successful debut and ahead to new lines on the horizon.

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It’s been a year since OUIGO España began offering sustainable, affordable high-speed travel between Madrid and Barcelona in just 2h30. Over the past 12 months, its white, blue and pink trains have scored a resounding success, making 3,674 journeys and carrying over 2 million passengers at fares as low as €9.

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passengers have already travelled with OUIGO España

New destinations coming soon

Today OUIGO España links Spain’s top 2 cities via Zaragoza and Tarragona, but in 2022 a new phase of operations will begin.

We’ll soon offer 3 daily return journeys between Madrid and Valencia, followed by a new Madrid-Albacete-Alicante service with 2 return journeys a day. The next step will be expansion into Andalusia with a Madrid-Córdoba-Seville line.

In all, the expanded service will operate 14 TGV Euroduplex trains, with up to 30 daily departures across Spain.

Fast, sustainable travel

Want to shrink your carbon footprint? Choose rail. In its first year of operation, OUIGO España carried 509 passengers in each single trainset and up to 1,018 in each duplex. That’s the equivalent of 12,300 flights, or over 1 million journeys by car.