The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, announced this Friday that the maiden voyage of the bird from Madrid to Galicia It will be held in December. Sánchez has taken advantage of his intervention in the III La Toja Forum, held on the island of A Toxa, to advance the implementation of the last section, the Pedralba – Ourense, of an infrastructure committed by successive central executives for at least two decades. The president, who has made the announcement in the context of a defense of territorial cohesion, has encrypted in one hour and thirty minutes saving time which will mean the opening of this route on the journey between Madrid and the community.
The Galician AVE has accumulated many missed deadlines, since 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019 and the beginning of this 2021 were given as dates for its commissioning, which was then postponed to the summer and finally, to the end of the year.
The section that was pending to enter service, which will allow a direct connection with Madrid, It is the one between Ourense and Pedralba de la Pradería (Zamora), almost 120 kilometers long.
The AVE will use the current trains it has Renfe and without transshipments, waiting for the railway company to be able to renew the fleet with the Talgo commissioned in 2016, of better benefits.