Speed to the point – quicklyBreakfast in Madrid? Business lunch in Barcelona? The Velaro E will speed you to your destination in less than 2 ½ hours, doing so with maximum availability - 5,800 trips a year. On top of this, there are usually less than a handful of noticeable delays. Not surprisingly, the eight-section, 200 m-long trains reach a top speed of 350 km/h with a traction power rating of 8,000 kW. The combination of speed and state-of-the-art, low-maintenance technology makes the Velaro E particularly reliable. Thanks to high-quality equipment, which includes a particularly powerful air conditioning system, you will cover the 625 km route not only in the shortest possible time, but also in the greatest comfort.
A true alternative to flying
A trip by air pollutes the environment considerably more than traveling by rail. Using the Velaro E saves 88% CO2 compared with air travel, which corresponds to an emissions reduction of around 29,000 tons of CO2 per year. A growing environmental awareness is also clearly noticeable among travelers. For example, passenger numbers on the high-speed rail service between Barcelona and Madrid increased from 2 million in 2008 to 4.3 million in 2018, while at the same time use of the air route decreased significantly.
Made for the heat
Velaro E is specially equipped for service in the heat of Spain: Its approximately 25% more powerful, redundant air-conditioning system with separate is designed for out-side temperatures as high as 50°C.
Travel with class
Club, Preferente, and Turista – these three classes and four service areas offer a lot of room to move around for 405 passengers.
The Club class is fitted out with leather and premium class comfort, and the Preferente class has a high-quality interior and individual service at business class level. The cafeteria car marks the transition to the Turista class with customer service center and rooms for train crews and unattended baggage. Turista class passengers can enjoy an unobstructed view of the track ahead in a front lounge.
Relax in comfort
Like to sit facing the direction of travel? Thanks to swiveling seats, you always have the option of booking a seat in the desired direction in all three classes on the Velaro E. And when you’ve seen enough of the passing panorama you can relax and watch the big video screen.
State-of-the-art passenger information
Passenger information is provided via multilingual LED screens inside and outside. More Siemens systems look after your safety during the journey: the state-of-the-art European signal system ETCS Level 2 and the reliable continuous ATC system (LZB).