The first voyage of the Euromed for the new stretch of the railway line between Barcelona and Valencia has been released with a delay of twenty minutes. The convoy has gone out late from the station of Sants (Barcelona), and accumulates delays in its passage through Tarragona and Castellón. For before ten in the morning was scheduled arrival at the Joaquin Sorolla station in Valencia, but will not comply with the schedule. During the journey, the public address system of the train informs the passengers that the convoy would arrive at destination with 30 minutes of delay. A delay “compensation is due”, according to the Renfe.
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The launch of the variant railway of Vandellòs, which has entailed an investment of € 700 million and years of construction, has to speed up the trip between Barcelona and Valencia, and reduce the journey time to two hours and forty minutes, half an hour less than what had been usual. The new variant stretches over 64 kilometres of new track, and allows you to remove the chronic bottleneck that core dumped the traffic between Vandellos and Tarragona, where the route was a single lane.
Renfe has reported that the cause of the delay is due to a failure of foresight in the transfer of the Euromed, from the facilities of Can Tunis to barcelona Sants station. The delay in the output has led, then, to have to give priority to the BIRD that goes from Barcelona to Madrid at 7:25 pm. The time offset of the output of the Euromed prevents releasing the new connection Barcelona-Valencia with cut-time, long-announced.Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 14:00