High Speed Train between Barcelona and Madrid gets 50% of the passenger traffic between the two cities
50.2% of the people travelling between Barcelona and Madrid in the first six months of the year used the High Speed Train (AVE), instead of the car, bus or airplane. 1.4 million people used this AVE line between January and June, a 6.2% increase compared to the same period last year. In addition, the Port of Barcelona had 905,000 passengers in the first half of 2012, making it the first port in Spain in terms of passenger traffic.
Barcelona (ACN).- More than half of the people travelling between Barcelona and Madrid in the first six months of the year made their journey by High Speed Train (AVE), according to data released by the Spanish Ministry of Transport. 50.2% of the travellers between the two cities in the first half of 2012 used the AVE instead of their own car, a bus line or the airplane. They accounted 1.4 million people using this AVE line between January and June, which represents a 6.2% increase compared to the same period last year. In the whole of Spain, AVE lines increased their number of passengers by 6% as average in that period. Also, the Port of Barcelona was once again the leading passenger port in Spain. 905,000 people, including cruise passengers and passengers of regular ferry lines, went through the Catalan port between January and June, before the peak of the summer season.