More AVE Trains Between Madrid and Barcelona
Two of the newly added trains will be direct, making no stops, the others - local, extending the existing Madrid - Zaragoza line service.
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Thursday is now the day with the most scheduled departures (26). On Mondays and Wednesdays there will be 25 trains in each direction and on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays - 24.
The AVE service between the two cities is increasingly popular: more than a million passengers used it during the first six months of 2008 (which is almost double last year's passenger load).
One of the biggest selling points of AVE trains is their punctuality: over 99% arrive on time. This compares favorably to airlines who can only claim that about 88% of their flights.
Schedule information: www.renfe.es/horarios/