The head of the Madrid-Alicante-Murcia high-speed services will move to the Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station due to the increase in supply due to the liberalization of the sector as of September 13.
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Adif High Speed has made the decision to change the start of the journey in response to increased traffic. The services will change their location, with the exception of four daily trains per direction, which will have the head in Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, of which two will begin their operation in September and another two, in December, according to a note from the Ministry of Transport , Mobility and Urban Agenda.
The location of the head in Chamartín increases travel times on direct trains between Madrid and Alicante by less than 10 minutes and achieves much greater time savings on transversal services, Adif has indicated.
In this sense, the Chamartín-Torrejón de Velasco section, put into service on July 1 after an investment of 1,000 million euros, favors the movement of trains coming from Levante on their way to Chamartín from Torrejón de Velasco, avoiding the junction with the Madrid-Andalusia high-speed rail lines. At the same time, the standard gauge tunnel between Atocha and Chamartín allows the circulation of transverse traffic between the north and west with the east and south, which may have stops at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, as well as services to the Community Valenciana and Murcia, when their new intern terminal is built.
Adif AV and the operators Renfe, Ouigo and Iryo have maintained a dialogue in recent months in order to analyze the technical possibilities of maintaining the Alicante and Murcia services from the Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station, instead of moving the terminal to Chamartín, as agreed in 2020, in order to press its disposition and fit into its business plans, but finally the change was chosen. Renfe traffic to Valencia will continue to operate temporarily from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha, until the Madrid-Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station has eight standard gauge tracks.
The Chamartín-Torrejón de Velasco section, put into service on July 1 after an investment of 1,000 million euros, favors the movement of trains that, coming from Levante, are heading towards Chamartín from Torrejón de Velasco, avoiding the crossing with the Madrid-Andalusia high-speed rail lines.