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==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
Spain does not necessarily change its timetables in line with other European countries. Individual regions not infrequently change their timetables on a date convenient for them. This list is based on the timetable in effect at 9 December 2018.
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Spain does not necessarily change its timetables in line with other European countries. Individual regions not infrequently change their timetables on a date convenient for them. This list is based on the timetable in effect from 13 December 2020.
  
 
No official downloadable timetable is available for RENFE. Route numbers shown on the relevant map are given for the RENFE ''Cercanias'' network plus where possible Timetable numbers from the '''E'''uropean '''R'''ail '''T'''imetable [ex Thomas Cook]. Standard abbreviations used are explained in [[General Information]].
 
No official downloadable timetable is available for RENFE. Route numbers shown on the relevant map are given for the RENFE ''Cercanias'' network plus where possible Timetable numbers from the '''E'''uropean '''R'''ail '''T'''imetable [ex Thomas Cook]. Standard abbreviations used are explained in [[General Information]].
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=== La Pereda Riosa – Soto de Rey ===
 
=== La Pereda Riosa – Soto de Rey ===
[Asturias C1, ERT685] (ERA 20A1) ES19/1
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[Asturias C1, ERT685] (ERA-E 20A1; ERA-R 52B4) ES21/1
  
 
South of the Soto de Rey (El Portazgo) triangle on the León - Oviedo main line, there are two separate reversibly signalled single tracks following different routes: the longer via the river valley, serving Olloniego station; the shorter via the 2.6 km "new tunnel" (number 83 bis) with no intermediate station. The longer route must be used by ''Cercanías'' C-1 trains booked to call at Olloniego; other trains tend to use the "new tunnel" route - although either route can be used if required for train regulation purposes.
 
South of the Soto de Rey (El Portazgo) triangle on the León - Oviedo main line, there are two separate reversibly signalled single tracks following different routes: the longer via the river valley, serving Olloniego station; the shorter via the 2.6 km "new tunnel" (number 83 bis) with no intermediate station. The longer route must be used by ''Cercanías'' C-1 trains booked to call at Olloniego; other trains tend to use the "new tunnel" route - although either route can be used if required for train regulation purposes.
Line 17: Line 17:
  
 
=== Villallana – Ujo ===
 
=== Villallana – Ujo ===
[Asturias C1, ERT685] (ERA 20B1) ES19/2
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[Asturias C1, ERT685] (ERA-E 20B1; ERA-R 52B4-C4) ES21/2
  
 
On this section of the León - Oviedo main line there are two separate reversibly signalled single tracks (without intermediate stations) following different routes: the original (and longer) via the river valley and the shorter via the 2.5 km "new tunnel" (number 81 bis) further west. Normally, southbound ''Cercanías'' trains run via the old route and all other trains via the tunnel.
 
On this section of the León - Oviedo main line there are two separate reversibly signalled single tracks (without intermediate stations) following different routes: the original (and longer) via the river valley and the shorter via the 2.5 km "new tunnel" (number 81 bis) further west. Normally, southbound ''Cercanías'' trains run via the old route and all other trains via the tunnel.
Line 25: Line 25:
  
 
=== El Berrón curves ===
 
=== El Berrón curves ===
(ERA 20A1) ES19/3
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(ERA-E 20A1; ERA-R 52B5) ES21/3
  
 
Since the absorption of FEVE by RENFE, production of timetable PDFs has ceased. Train services must be identified using the [[Spain_-_General_Information#Journey_Planner|RENFE former FEVE services Journey Planner]].
 
Since the absorption of FEVE by RENFE, production of timetable PDFs has ceased. Train services must be identified using the [[Spain_-_General_Information#Journey_Planner|RENFE former FEVE services Journey Planner]].
  
The Oviedo - Santander and Gijón - Laviana lines cross here on the level. Connecting curves exist in all four angles, although the east <=> south curve runs through the works and cannot be considered a proper running line. Two of the other three curves are used by regular passenger trains:
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The Oviedo - Santander and Gijón - Laviana lines cross here on the level. Connecting curves exist in all four angles, although the east <=> south curve runs through the works and cannot be considered a proper running line. Only one of the other three curves is used by regular passenger trains:
  
*the west <=> north curve is used by direct services between Oviedo and Noreña which run Mondays to Saturdays only; most of these run to/from Gijón.  
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The west <=> north curve is used by direct services between Oviedo and Noreña, which run Mondays to Saturdays only; most of these run to/from Gijón.
*the west <=> south curve is used Mondays to Fridays only by through four Laviana - Oviedo round trips; look for Laviana services not requiring a change at El Berrón.
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===Sotiello (Aguja Enlace Veriña) – Veriña (Aguja Enlace Sotiello)===
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(ERA-E 20A1 not shown fully; ERA-R 52A5) ES21/4
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This 5km line connects the El Berrón - Gijón FEVE line with the Gijón - Pravia line, thereby avoiding Gijón. It is <b>extremely likely</b> that it is used by the Costa Verde Express Luxury Train (which runs between between Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela) when it travels directly between Arriondas and Candás. See the [https://www.luxurytrainclub.com/trains/costa-verde-express/ Costa Verde Express Luxury Train] website for dates and details.
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<b>The compilers would greatly appreciate confirmation of the train using this route</b>
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Note that this train also uses the previous entry.
  
 
=== Llovio – Ribadesella Puerto ===
 
=== Llovio – Ribadesella Puerto ===
(ERA 20A4, not shown) ES19/4
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(ERA-E 20A4; ERA-R 43A2, not shown on either atlas) ES21/5
  
This branch is used usually on the first Saturday in August each year (3 August in 2019) for an excursion ''Tren Fluvial'' from Oviedo in connection with the annual river canoe race - ''La Fiesta de las Piraguas'' - from Arriondas (starting at noon) to Ribadesella. However, it is possible that the train may be withdrawn owing to the poor condition the Ribadesella Puerto branch.  
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This branch has used on the first Saturday in August each year for an excursion ''Tren Fluvial'' from Oviedo (dep normally 08:10) in connection with the annual river canoe race - ''La Fiesta de las Piraguas'' - from Arriondas (starting at noon) to Ribadesella. The ''Fiesta'' scheduled for 8 August 2020 did not take place owing to the Covid-19 epidemic.
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The train is extremely popular and prior reservation is essential as only passengers with special tickets are admitted. However, it is possible that the train may be withdrawn owing to the poor condition of the Ribadesella Puerto branch. The next ''Fiesta'' is due to take place on 7 August 2021 but it is not yet known if the train will run.
  
The train is very popular and has consisted of as many as 20 coaches in the past, albeit only 7 in 2018. Prior reservation is essential as only passengers with special tickets are admitted to the train.
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=== Amorebieta Geltokia – Amorebieta Geralekua ===
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(ERA-E 22A1; ERA-R 47A3) ES21/6
  
=== Amorebieta Geltokia Amorebieta Geralekua ===
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Almost all trains to or from the Bermeo branch run direct to Bilbao and use the west <=> north curve avoiding Amorebieta Geltokia (the main line station). Overnight on Sunday mornings a two-hourly shuttle operated instead between '''Amorebieta Geltokia''' and Bermeo using the east-facing curve. However no such trains are operating at present. It is possible they may resume after the Covid-19 epidemic has finished.
(ERA 22A1) ES19/5
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===<div id="HENDIR"></div>Hendaye (France) Irún (standard/broad gauge)===
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[ERT 689] (ERA-E 22A1; ERA-R 47A5) ES21/7
  
Almost all trains to or from the Bermeo branch run direct to Bilbao and use the west <=> north curve avoiding Amorebieta Geltokia (the main line station). Overnight on Sunday mornings a two-hourly shuttle operates instead between Amorebieta Geltokia and Bermeo using the east-facing curve; for times see [http://www.euskotren.eus/sites/www2.euskotren.es/files/AF-Euskotren_Horario_E4_CARTEL_50x70_INVIERNO18_Bilbao-Bermeo_Bilbao.pdf the EuskoTren timetable].
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There have been no standard gauge services from Hendaye to Irún since December 2017. The only cross-border services when the lockdowns started were the Hotel Train to and from Lisboa Santa Apolonia. This is currently suspended and its future is uncertain.
  
 
===Altsasu triangle===
 
===Altsasu triangle===
[ERT653] (ERA 22B1) ES19/6
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[ERT653] (ERA-E 22B1; ERA-R 47B1) ES21/8
  
 
All three sides of this triangle carry passenger trains. Those using the north <=> west and east <=> west curves are quite easily determined from the journey planner. The north <=> east curve is used only by trains between Pamplona and San Sebastián/Donostia or Irún.
 
All three sides of this triangle carry passenger trains. Those using the north <=> west and east <=> west curves are quite easily determined from the journey planner. The north <=> east curve is used only by trains between Pamplona and San Sebastián/Donostia or Irún.
  
 
===Vilagarcía de Arousa – Pontecesures – Osebe (Bif. Angueira)===
 
===Vilagarcía de Arousa – Pontecesures – Osebe (Bif. Angueira)===
[ERT680] (ERA 20B2) ES19/7
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[ERT680] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39B2) ES21/9
  
The original line is now a 28 km loop off the Vigo - A Coruña high speed line, serving Catoira, Pontecesures and Padrón and used by ''Regionales'' services. MD (''Media Distancia'') services run via the high speed line.
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The original line is now a 28 km loop off the Vigo - A Coruña high speed line, serving Catoira, Pontecesures and Padrón and used only by ''Regionales'' services. MD (''Media Distancia'') services run via the high speed line.
  
 
===Pontevedra (Bif. San Amaro) – Portela – Vilagarcia de Arousa (Faxil)===
 
===Pontevedra (Bif. San Amaro) – Portela – Vilagarcia de Arousa (Faxil)===
[ERT680] (ERA 20B2) ES19/8
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[ERT680] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39C2) ES21/10
  
 
A 4.5 km loop off the Vigo - A Coruña high speed line, on the original formation, serves Portela. The original section of line south of this is completely closed and northwards is a dead end freight branch. The one train each way calling at Portela uses this loop.
 
A 4.5 km loop off the Vigo - A Coruña high speed line, on the original formation, serves Portela. The original section of line south of this is completely closed and northwards is a dead end freight branch. The one train each way calling at Portela uses this loop.
Line 66: Line 78:
 
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| ''12488''  
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| ''12554''  
| 18:20 Vigo Guixar - Santiago de Compostela
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| 20:30 Vigo Guixar - A Coruña
 
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Line 76: Line 88:
  
 
===Arcade (Bif. Arcade) – Redondela – Vigo===
 
===Arcade (Bif. Arcade) – Redondela – Vigo===
[ERT680, 682, 696] (ERA 20B2) ES19/9
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[ERT680, 682, 696] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39C2) ES21/11
  
 
There are two routes from Arcade, each serving a different station in Vigo.
 
There are two routes from Arcade, each serving a different station in Vigo.
Line 82: Line 94:
 
*The original line via Redondela, utilising the formerly goods branch to Vigo docks and running to Vigo Guixar station, which opened on 28 August 2011 on closure of the former terminus. This line is used by diesel trains between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela and also (but only between Vigo and Redondela) all other trains to and from Vigo Guixar.
 
*The original line via Redondela, utilising the formerly goods branch to Vigo docks and running to Vigo Guixar station, which opened on 28 August 2011 on closure of the former terminus. This line is used by diesel trains between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela and also (but only between Vigo and Redondela) all other trains to and from Vigo Guixar.
  
===O Porriño (Guillarei-Aguja km. 141.6) – Tui (Guillarei-Aguja km. 0.9)===
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===Guillarei===
[ERT696] (ERA 20B2) ES19/10
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[ERT696] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39C2) ES21/12
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The line from (Porto –) Valença do Minho [Portugal] joins the Vigo – Ourense main line at Guillarei. There is also a curve avoiding Guillarei.
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The two curves are used by the following trains:
  
This curve avoiding Guillarei enables trains to run direct between Vigo and Tui without reversing. It is used by the twice daily through ''Trencelta'' services between Vigo and Porto Campanha, which run non-stop between Vigo and Valença do Minho. Regional Express services between Vigo and Valença do Minho do not use this curve as they reverse at Guillarei.
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* O Porriño (Guillarei-Aguja km. 141.6) – Tui (Guillarei-Aguja km. 0.9)
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This curve avoiding Guillarei enables trains to run direct between Vigo and Tui without reversing. It is used by the through ''Trencelta'' services between Vigo and Porto Campanha, which run non-stop between Vigo and Valença do Minho.
  
'''Note:''' the ''Trencelta'' services are susceptible to cancellation owing to continuing rolling stock shortages in Portugal.
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* Guillarei – Tui (Guillarei-Aguja km. 0.9)
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This curve is used by Regional Express services between Vigo and Valença do Minho, which reverse at Guillarei. As at December 2020, these services are not running.
  
 
=== León avoiding line: Sahagún (Bif. Rio Bernesga) – La Robla (Bif. Torneros) [C - D] ===
 
=== León avoiding line: Sahagún (Bif. Rio Bernesga) – La Robla (Bif. Torneros) [C - D] ===
[ERT685] (ERA 20B4) ES19/11
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[ERT685] (ERA-E 20B4; ERA-R 44C1) ES21/13
  
 
This curve is used by the following trains, which do not call at León.
 
This curve is used by the following trains, which do not call at León.
  
'''Note''' that the new through station at León may open during 2019. This will almost certainly result in all trains, even those not calling at León, running via the station and this curve consequently losing its trains.
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'''Note''' that the new through station at León may open some time in 2021. This will almost certainly result in all trains, even those not calling at León, running via the station and this curve consequently losing its trains.
  
 
{|  class="ostable"  
 
{|  class="ostable"  
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| SX
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| FSO
| 4141
 
| Madrid Chamartin - 15:51 Valladolid - Gijón
 
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| FO
 
| 4171
 
| 17:15 Madrid Chamartin - Gijón
 
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| SuX
 
| 4070 
 
| Gijón - 07:30 Oviedo - Madrid Chamartin
 
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| SuO
 
| 4160
 
| Gijón - 16:50 Oviedo - Madrid Chamartin
 
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| SuO
 
 
| 4380  
 
| 4380  
| Gijón - 18:31 Oviedo - Madrid Chamartin
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| Gijón - 18:30 Oviedo - Madrid Chamartin
 
|}
 
|}
  
Line 128: Line 126:
  
 
=== Segovia Guiomar (Bif. Cambiador Valdestillas) – Valdestillas ''cambiador de ancho'' – Valdestillas ===
 
=== Segovia Guiomar (Bif. Cambiador Valdestillas) – Valdestillas ''cambiador de ancho'' – Valdestillas ===
[ERT689] (ERA 20C4, not shown) ES19/12
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[ERT689] (ERA-E 20C4, not shown; ERA-R 44A2) ES21/14
  
This 2 km connection links the high speed line and the broad gauge line south of Valladolid. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the Burgos line. '''Note''' that this route will no longer be required when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in the summer of 2019, and is thus likely to go out of use.
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This 2 km connection links the high speed line and the broad gauge line south of Valladolid. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the Burgos line. '''Note''' that this route will no longer be required when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in early 2021, and is thus likely to go out of use.
  
===Medina del Campo – Zamora – Carbajales de Alba (Bif. del Bolón)===
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===Medina del Campo – Zamora – Puebla de Sanabria===
[ERT680] (ERA 20C4) ES19/13
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[ERT680] (ERA-E 20B3-C4; ERA-R 39C5 and 44A1-B2) ES21/15
  
This broad gauge line, the previous main line to Galicia, is used by one ''Regionales'' train each way. ''Alvia'' services use the high speed line from Medina del Campo AV. '''Note''' that Bif. del Bolón is west of Zamora, so travellers need to continue beyond Zamora to cover the line.
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This 197 km broad gauge line, the previous main line to Galicia, is used by one ''Regionales'' train each way. ''Alvia'' services use the high speed line from Medina del Campo <b>AV</b> station.
  
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
{|  class="ostable"
Line 141: Line 139:
 
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| ''18322''  
 
| ''18322''  
| 17:34 Valladolid - Puebla de Sanabria
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| Valladolid - 17:59 Medina del Campo - Puebla de Sanabria
 
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Line 150: Line 148:
  
 
=== Medina del Campo AV – Campillo (Bif. Arroyo de La Golosa)===
 
=== Medina del Campo AV – Campillo (Bif. Arroyo de La Golosa)===
[ERT679] (ERA 20C4) ES19/14
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[ERT679] (ERA-E 20C4, not shown; ERA-R 44B2) ES21/16
  
This connection is used by ''Alvia'' services, but no others, between Madrid and Salamanca, which change gauge before joining the broad gauge Salamanca line at Bif. Arroyo de La Golosa.
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This connection is used by ''Alvia/Avant'' services, but no others, between Madrid and Salamanca, which change gauge before joining the broad gauge Salamanca line at Bif. Arroyo de La Golosa.
  
 
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
 
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
 
[[File:Medina2.jpg|100px|thumb|left]]<br style="clear: both" />
 
[[File:Medina2.jpg|100px|thumb|left]]<br style="clear: both" />
  
===Valladolid Campo Grande (Bif. Cerrato) – Villamuriel de Cerrato ''cambiador de ancho'' – Palencia (Villalobón)===
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===Venta de Baños – Bif. Cerrato – Villamuriel de Cerrato ''cambiador de ancho'' – Palencia (Villalobón)===
[ERT684] (ERA 20C4, not shown) ES19/15
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[ERT684] (ERA-E 20B5; ERA-R 44A3) ES21/17
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This connection links the high speed line from Valladolid with Palencia - via both the high speed line and the broad gauge line from Burgos. Although it is laid out with a grade separated junction at Venta de Baños, it appears to be operated as two separate single lines:
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* The western line (which would normally be the southbound line) continues to Palencia and onwards to León. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the León line.
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* The eastern line (which would normally be the northbound line) runs to the Villamuriel de Cerrato gauge changer and joins the 'classic' broad gauge line to Palencia. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the Santander line.
  
This connection links the high speed line from Valladolid with the broad gauge line from Burgos, south of Palencia. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the Santander line.
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It is thought that the crossovers at Bif. Cerrato, which would enable the line to be operated as a conventional double track line, are not yet in use. '''The compilers would be grateful for any observations on the routing of the trains.'''
  
 
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
 
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
Line 166: Line 168:
  
 
=== Venta de Baños avoiding line: Palencia (Villalobón) – Magaz ===
 
=== Venta de Baños avoiding line: Palencia (Villalobón) – Magaz ===
[ERT681] (ERA 20B5) ES19/16
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[ERT681] (ERA-E 20B5; ERA-R 44A3) ES21/18
  
This east <=> west line avoiding Venta de Baños on the north side is used by trains between Burgos and Palencia. '''Note''' that high speed trains will presumably cease to use this line when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in the summer of 2019.
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This east <=> west line avoiding Venta de Baños on the north side is used by trains between Burgos and Palencia. '''Note''' that high speed trains will presumably cease to use this line when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in early 2021.
  
 
=== Venta de Baños – Magaz ===
 
=== Venta de Baños – Magaz ===
[ERT689] (ERA 20B5) ES19/17
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[ERT689] (ERA-E 20B5; ERA-R 44A3) ES21/19
  
This line is used by direct trains between Valladolid Campo Grande and Burgos which do not call (and reverse) at Palencia. '''Note''' that high speed trains will cease to use this line when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in the summer of 2019.
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This line is used by direct trains between Valladolid Campo Grande and Burgos which do not call (and reverse) at Palencia. '''Note''' that high speed trains will cease to use this line when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in early 2021.
  
 
=== Miranda de Ebro avoiding line: Pancorbo (Bif de Rioja) – Haro (Bif. Castilla)===
 
=== Miranda de Ebro avoiding line: Pancorbo (Bif de Rioja) – Haro (Bif. Castilla)===
[ERT650a, 653] (ERA 22B1) ES19/18
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[ERT650a, 653] (ERA-E 22B1; ERA-R 43C5) ES21/20
  
This west <=> south curve is used by trains between Logroño and Burgos which do not call at Miranda de Ebro:
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This west <=> south curve is used by trains between Logroño and Burgos which do not call at Miranda de Ebro. No such trains are running at present owing to the Covid-19 epidemic as the Barcelona <> A Coruña/Vigo overnight service has been suspended.
  
{|  class="ostable"
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<!---{|  class="ostable"
 
|  || SX ||''921''  ||A Coruña/Vigo - 02:17 Burgos Rosa de Lima (SuX) - Barcelona Sants  
 
|  || SX ||''921''  ||A Coruña/Vigo - 02:17 Burgos Rosa de Lima (SuX) - Barcelona Sants  
 
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|  || SX ||''922''  ||Barcelona Sants - 01:05 Logroño (SuX) - A Coruña/Vigo  
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|  || SX ||''922''  ||Barcelona Sants - 01:05 Logroño (SuX) - A Coruña/Vigo
|}
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|} --->
  
 
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
 
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
Line 190: Line 192:
  
 
=== Miranda de Ebro – Pobes ===
 
=== Miranda de Ebro – Pobes ===
[ERT653, 689] (ERA 22B1, not shown) ES19/19
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[ERT653, 689] (ERA-E 22B1; ERA-R 43C5, not shown on either map) ES21/21
  
 
The branch from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao forms what appears to be a conventional burrowing junction with the line to Irún but is in fact two separate single lines - a "short" inside curve and a "long" curve, which runs behind the depot and works and under the Irún line.
 
The branch from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao forms what appears to be a conventional burrowing junction with the line to Irún but is in fact two separate single lines - a "short" inside curve and a "long" curve, which runs behind the depot and works and under the Irún line.
  
The platforms at Miranda de Ebro are numbered from 1 to 12 north to south. The station buildings are situated on the main island, whose north face is platform 4 and south side is platform 6. In early 2017 all services were booked to use these platforms.
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Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
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[[File:Miranda3.jpg|100px|thumb|left]]<br style="clear: both" />
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The platforms at Miranda de Ebro are numbered from 1 to 12 north to south. The station buildings are situated on the main island, whose north face is platform 4 and south side is platform 6. In early 2017 all services were booked to use platforms 4 or 6.
 
*Trains using platforms 1 - 4 must run via the "short" curve.
 
*Trains using platforms 1 - 4 must run via the "short" curve.
 
*Trains using platforms 8 - 12 must run via the "long" curve.
 
*Trains using platforms 8 - 12 must run via the "long" curve.
*Trains using platform 6 can run via either curve but are more likely to use the "long" curve; use of the "short" curve requires the train to cross the layout on the flat at the east end of the station.
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*Trains using platform 6 can run via either curve but are more likely to use the "long" curve as use of the "short" curve requires the train to cross the layout on the flat at the east end of the station.
  
In early 2017 the following trains were booked to use platform 4; all others were booked to use platform 6. '''The compilers would greatly appreciate information on the current use of the platforms.'''
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As at December 2020 the current use of the platforms is not known. '''The compilers would greatly appreciate information on the current use of the platforms.'''
However, it is not unusual for trains to use a platform (and possibly also the route) other than that booked.
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<b>The following information is given as a guide to possible use: in early 2017</b> the following trains were booked to use platform 4; all others were booked to use platform 6. However, it was not unusual for trains to use a platform (and possibly also the route) other than that booked.
  
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
{|  class="ostable"
Line 223: Line 229:
 
| Bilbao Abando - 17:23 Llodio - Madrid Chamartin
 
| Bilbao Abando - 17:23 Llodio - Madrid Chamartin
 
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Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
 
[[File:Miranda3.jpg|100px|thumb|left]]<br style="clear: both" />
 
  
 
=== Guadalajara Yebes (Bif. Cambiador Plasencia de Jalón) – Plasencia de Jalón ''cambiador de ancho'' – Grisén (Cambiador de Plasencia-Aguja km 308.6) ===
 
=== Guadalajara Yebes (Bif. Cambiador Plasencia de Jalón) – Plasencia de Jalón ''cambiador de ancho'' – Grisén (Cambiador de Plasencia-Aguja km 308.6) ===
[ERT650a] (ERA 22C2) ES19/20
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[ERT650a] (ERA-E 22C2; ERA-R 48A2) ES21/22
  
 
This connection links the high speed line west of Zaragoza with the ‘classic’ main line. It is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and either Logroño or Pamplona, not calling at Zaragoza.
 
This connection links the high speed line west of Zaragoza with the ‘classic’ main line. It is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and either Logroño or Pamplona, not calling at Zaragoza.
  
 
=== Zaragoza avoiding line: Grisén – Cabañas de Ebro ===
 
=== Zaragoza avoiding line: Grisén – Cabañas de Ebro ===
[ERT650a] (ERA 22B2) ES19/21
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[ERT650a] (ERA-E 22B2; ERA-R 48A2) ES21/23
  
 
This line links the Calatayud and Tudela de Navarra lines west of Zaragoza. It is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and either Logroño or Pamplona, not calling at Zaragoza.
 
This line links the Calatayud and Tudela de Navarra lines west of Zaragoza. It is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and either Logroño or Pamplona, not calling at Zaragoza.
  
 
=== Zaragoza (Bif. Huesca) – Tardienta ===
 
=== Zaragoza (Bif. Huesca) – Tardienta ===
[ERT652, 670] (ERA 22C2-B2) ES19/22
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[ERT652, 670] (ERA-E 22B2-C2; ERA-R 48A3) ES21/24
  
 
There is both a broad gauge and a standard gauge line between Zaragoza and Tardienta. The standard gauge dives under the broad gauge line at Miraflores (not shown in the Ball atlas) and then parallels it all the way as a single line on the west side. However, it takes a slightly different alignment at San Juan de Mozarrifar where a 2km long embankment and flyover carries it over the freight-only branch to the military installation at San Gregorio which heads westwards here.
 
There is both a broad gauge and a standard gauge line between Zaragoza and Tardienta. The standard gauge dives under the broad gauge line at Miraflores (not shown in the Ball atlas) and then parallels it all the way as a single line on the west side. However, it takes a slightly different alignment at San Juan de Mozarrifar where a 2km long embankment and flyover carries it over the freight-only branch to the military installation at San Gregorio which heads westwards here.
  
The standard gauge line is used by the daily through ''AVE'' service (2 trains on Fridays and Sundays) between Madrid and Huesca. All other trains use the broad gauge line.
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The standard gauge line is used by the through ''AVE'' service (Fridays and Saturdays excepted) between Madrid and Huesca. All other trains use the broad gauge line.
  
 
Note that the Tardienta - Huesca line consists of a dual gauge single track.
 
Note that the Tardienta - Huesca line consists of a dual gauge single track.
  
 
=== Zaragoza avoiding line ‘Ronda Sur’ (standard gauge): (Bif. Moncasi – Bif. Canal Imperial) ===
 
=== Zaragoza avoiding line ‘Ronda Sur’ (standard gauge): (Bif. Moncasi – Bif. Canal Imperial) ===
[ERT650] (ERA 22C2) ES19/23
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[ERT650] (ERA-E 22C2; ERA-R 48C1) ES21/25
  
 
This 21km long line forms part of the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line, bypassing Zaragoza to the south. It is used by high speed trains between Madrid and Barcelona not calling at Zaragoza.
 
This 21km long line forms part of the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line, bypassing Zaragoza to the south. It is used by high speed trains between Madrid and Barcelona not calling at Zaragoza.
  
 
=== Lleida avoiding line: (Bif. les Torres de Sanui – Bif. Artesa de Lleida) ===
 
=== Lleida avoiding line: (Bif. les Torres de Sanui – Bif. Artesa de Lleida) ===
[ERT650] (ERA 22C3) ES19/24
+
[ERT650] (ERA-E 22C3; ERA-R 48A5) ES21/26
  
 
This 14 km long line carries the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line to the south of Lleida Pirineus station. It is used by high speed trains between Madrid/Zaragoza and Barcelona not calling at Lleida.
 
This 14 km long line carries the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line to the south of Lleida Pirineus station. It is used by high speed trains between Madrid/Zaragoza and Barcelona not calling at Lleida.
  
===[Martorell –] Castellbisbal (Castellbisbal-Agujas Rubi) – Rubi===
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===(Martorell –) Castellbisbal (Castellbisbal-Agujas Rubi) – Rubi===
[Barcelona R8] (ERA 22A5) ES19/25
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[Barcelona R8] (ERA-E 22A5; ERA-R 51C4) ES21/27
  
 
The line running westwards from (Mollet St. Fost -) Rubi splits at its western end and makes two triangular junctions with the Barcelona - Martorell Central line. The divergence at Rubi is not an actual junction and the lines west of there are unidirectional single lines: the more northerly line carries westbound traffic and the more southerly line carries eastbound traffic. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
 
The line running westwards from (Mollet St. Fost -) Rubi splits at its western end and makes two triangular junctions with the Barcelona - Martorell Central line. The divergence at Rubi is not an actual junction and the lines west of there are unidirectional single lines: the more northerly line carries westbound traffic and the more southerly line carries eastbound traffic. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
Line 267: Line 270:
  
 
=== El Pedroso de Armuña – Cantalapiedra – Fresno el Viejo ===
 
=== El Pedroso de Armuña – Cantalapiedra – Fresno el Viejo ===
[ERT689] (ERA 20C4) ES19/26
+
[ERT689] (ERA-E 20C4; ERA-R 44B2) ES21/28
  
 
Most trains between Madrid/Medina del Campo and Salamanca do not call at Cantalapiedra and hence no doubt use the  
 
Most trains between Madrid/Medina del Campo and Salamanca do not call at Cantalapiedra and hence no doubt use the  
avoiding line, ca 2 km in length, which bypasses a sharp curve west of Cantalapiedra station. However, '''travellers should check for the possibility of two trains crossing here''' even if neither is booked to call. In this case it has been observed that one of the trains runs via the station and waits there. The only trains '''booked to call''' at Cantalapiedra are
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avoiding line, ca 2 km in length, which bypasses a sharp curve west of Cantalapiedra station. However, '''travellers should check for the possibility of two trains crossing here''' even if neither is booked to call. In this case it has been observed that one of the trains runs via the station and waits there. ''The only trains booked to call at Cantalapiedra are''
  
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
|  ||  SSuX ||''18300'' ||07:35 Valladolid - Salamanca La Alamadilla  
 
|  ||  SSuX ||''18300'' ||07:35 Valladolid - Salamanca La Alamadilla  
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||  ||''18308'' ||13:35 Palencia - Salamanca La Alamadilla
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|  ||  ||''18318'' ||18:56 Valladolid - Salamanca La Alamadilla  
|-
 
|  ||  ||''18318'' ||19:12 Valladolid - Salamanca La Alamadilla  
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  ||  ||''18302''  ||07:12 Salamanca - Valladolid
 
|  ||  ||''18302''  ||07:12 Salamanca - Valladolid
 
|-
 
|-
|  ||   ||''18306''  ||14:00 Salamanca - Palencia
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|  || SSuX  ||''18306''  ||14:00 Salamanca - Palencia
|-
 
|  ||  ||''18312''  || 20:53 Salamanca - Valladolid
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Plasencia avoiding line: Monfragüe – Mirabel (Monfragüe Aguja km. 255.4)===
 
===Plasencia avoiding line: Monfragüe – Mirabel (Monfragüe Aguja km. 255.4)===
[ERT677] (ERA 21A4) ES19/27
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[ERT677] (ERA-E 21A4; ERA-R 41A5) ES21/29
  
Most trains reverse at Plasencia, using the east <=> north and north <=> south curves west of Monfragüe, but the trains below use the third (east <=> south) side of the triangle. There have apparently been occasions when late-running westbound trains were diverted at the last minute, avoiding Plasencia to regain time, with the passengers for Plasencia being detrained at Monfrague for a bus or taxi forward.
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Most trains reverse at Plasencia, using the east <=> north and north <=> south curves west of Monfragüe, but these trains use the third (east <=> south) side of the triangle.
  
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
{|  class="ostable"
Line 295: Line 294:
 
|  
 
|  
 
| 194  
 
| 194  
| Madrid Chamartín - 18:38 Monfragüe - Badajoz
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| Madrid Chamartín - 19:05 Monfragüe - Badajoz
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SSuX  
 
| SSuX  
 
| 197  
 
| 197  
| Badajoz - 09:48 Mirabel - Madrid Chamartín  
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| Badajoz - 09:43 Mirabel - Madrid Chamartín  
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
| SSuO  
 
| SSuO  
 
| 199  
 
| 199  
| Badajoz - 11:22 Mirabel - Madrid Chamartín
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| Badajoz - 11:14 Mirabel - Madrid Chamartín
 
|}
 
|}
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=== Madrid: Las Rozas Triangle ===
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[Madrid C3a, C7, C8, C10] (ERA-E 23B4; ERA-R 50B4) ES21/30
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The line from Madrid Chamartín makes a triangular junction with the original Norte main line from Madrid Principe Pio to north western Spain. The Norte is the only company which had left hand running. The line from Chamartín, built in the 1950s has right hand running, like most of the Spanish network, and the line into Principe Pio was converted to right hand running. All three junctions at the triangle are grade separated and the connections from Pinar de las Rozas, at the north western apex, switch sides in order to give right hand running into Chamartín and Principe Pio. This results in a complex layout in this area.
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Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
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[[File:Las Rozas.jpg|100px|thumb|left]]
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=== (Madrid Chamartín –) Fuente de la Mora (Hortaleza) – San Fernando de Henares ===
 
=== (Madrid Chamartín –) Fuente de la Mora (Hortaleza) – San Fernando de Henares ===
[Madrid C2, ERT651]  (ERA 23B5) ES19/28
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[Madrid C2, ERT651]  (ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/31
  
This line is used by ''Media Distancia'' services between Madrid Chamartín and Guadalajara (mostly to/from Arcos de Jalón or Soria) '''not''' calling at Madrid Atocha Cercanías. Between Chamartín and Hortaleza it is common with ''Cercanías'' route C1 to Aeropuerto T4.
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This line is normally used by ''Media Distancia'' services between Madrid Chamartín and Guadalajara (mostly to/from Arcos de Jalón or Soria) '''not''' calling at Madrid Atocha Cercanías. Between Chamartín and Hortaleza it is common with ''Cercanías'' routes C1 and C10 to Aeropuerto T4.
  
Local (''Cercanías'') trains normally run via Madrid Atocha and Vallecas. However, a limited number of additional Monday - Friday rush hour trains run via Hortaleza. The "''Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid''" website gives the RENFE ''Cercanias'' timetables:
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As at December 2020, with a limited service running owing to the pandemic, the only trains are two (normally) Regional Express services between Madrid Chamartin and Soria.
  
*Go to the [http://www.ctm-madrid.es Consorcio de Transportes de Madrid] website and click "Select Language" in the bottom right hand corner, then “English”;
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Local (''Cercanías'') trains on route C2 normally run via Madrid Atocha and Vallecas. However, some Monday - Friday trains run via Fuente de la Mora. These can be identified by having a significantly shorter journey time (about 25 minutes) between Chamartín and Torrejón de Ardoz (and stations east of there) than those via Atocha.
*In the "Your Public Transport" at the top of the page, click "Commuter Railway" and then "Lines";
 
*Select route C2 from the list;
 
*Click "Round schedule line" or "Schedule back line" for outward and return trains respectively;
 
*Select the trains at the bottom of Page 2 headed “Trenes CIVIS”.
 
  
 
=== Madrid Chamartín – Sol – Madrid Atocha Cercanías ===
 
=== Madrid Chamartín – Sol – Madrid Atocha Cercanías ===
(ERA 23B5) ES19/29
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[Madrid C3,C3a,C4, ERT651] (ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/32
  
This line via the tunnel opened on 9 July 2008 is connected to platforms 5 - 7 at Atocha Cercanías and to platforms 1 - 6 at Chamartín. Platform 5 at Atocha Cercanías and Platform 6 at Chamartín are connected also to ES19/30. It is used by all ''Cercanías'' services on routes C3 (Chamartín - Atocha - Aranjuez) and C4 (Colmenar Viejo/Alcobendas - Parla).
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This line via the tunnel opened on 9 July 2008 is connected to platforms 5 - 7 at Atocha Cercanías and to platforms 1 - 6 at Chamartín. Platform 5 at Atocha Cercanías and Platform 6 at Chamartín are connected also to ES21/33. It is used by all ''Cercanías'' services on routes C3/3a (El Escorial/Chamartín - Atocha - Aranjuez) and C4 (Colmenar Viejo/Alcobendas - Parla).
  
The routing of ''Regionales'' and ''Grandes Lineas'' services between Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías via either ES19/29 or ES19/30 is dependent on platform usage at both stations.
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The routing of ''Regionales'' and ''Grandes Lineas'' services between Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías via either ES21/32 or ES21/33 is dependent on platform usage at both stations.
  
 
=== Madrid Chamartín – Recoletos – Madrid Atocha Cercanías ===
 
=== Madrid Chamartín – Recoletos – Madrid Atocha Cercanías ===
(ERA 23B5) ES19/30
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[Madrid C1,C2,C7,C8,C10, ERT651] (ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/33
  
This line via the original tunnel is is connected to platforms 1 - 5 at Atocha Cercanías and to platforms 6 - 15 at Chamartín. Platform 5 at Atocha Cercanías and Platform 6 at Chamartín are connected also to ES19/29. It used by all ''Cercanías'' services on routes C2 (Guadalajara - Chamartín), C7 (Alcalá de Henares - Atocha - Chamartín - Principe Pio - Chamartín) and C8 (Atocha - El Escorial/Cercedilla).
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This line via the original tunnel is is connected to platforms 1 - 5 at Atocha Cercanías and to platforms 6 - 15 at Chamartín. Platform 5 at Atocha Cercanías and Platform 6 at Chamartín are connected also to ES21/32 It used by all ''Cercanías'' services on routes C1 (Aeropuerto T4 - Atocha - Principe Pio), C2 (Guadalajara - Chamartín), C7 (Alcalá de Henares - Atocha - Chamartín - Principe Pio), C8 (Cercedilla - Chamartín - Atocha - Guadalajara) and C10 (Aeropuerto T4 - Atocha - Villalba).
  
The routing of ''Regionales'' and ''Grandes Lineas'' services between Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías via either ES19/29 or ES19/30 is dependent on platform usage at both stations. ''Alvia'' services that pass through the Chamartín ''cambiador de ancho'' must use Platform 15 at Chamartín and hence this route ES19/30.
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The routing of ''Regionales'' and ''Grandes Lineas'' services between Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías via either ES21/32 or ES21/33 is dependent on platform usage at both stations. ''Alvia'' services that pass through the Chamartín ''cambiador de ancho'' must use Platform 15 at Chamartín and hence this route ES21/33.
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 +
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=== Madrid Chamartín – Madrid Atocha via third tunnel ===
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(ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/33
 +
 
 +
This line via the third, standard gauge tunnel connects platforms 14 - 21 at Chamartín with the new platforms 16 - 19 (Estación Pasante) at Atocha. It is used by high speed trains between the two stations. Whilst Atocha platforms 16 - 19, located underneath platforms 12 - 15, are under construction, all trains are using a temporary single track Estación Pasante Bypass line. This is on a separate alignment east of the Estación Pasante and will exist only while that part of Atocha is under construction.
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--->
  
 
=== Madrid Atocha Cercanías – Atocha ''cambiador de ancho'' – Madrid Puerta de Atocha ===
 
=== Madrid Atocha Cercanías – Atocha ''cambiador de ancho'' – Madrid Puerta de Atocha ===
(ERA 23B5; not shown) ES19/31
+
(ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5; not shown on either map) ES21/34
  
This line connects Atocha Cercanías to the Atocha gauge changer and thence to the Puerta de Atocha terminus. It is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Valladolid and the south of Spain, which take route ES19/30 between Madrid Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías. The trains propel in both directions between Puerta de Atocha and Atocha ''cambiador de ancho'', where they reverse.
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This line connects Atocha Cercanías to the Atocha gauge changer and thence to the Puerta de Atocha terminus. It is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Valladolid and the south of Spain, which take route ES21/33 between Madrid Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías. The trains propel in both directions between Puerta de Atocha and Atocha ''cambiador de ancho'', where they reverse.
  
'''Note''' that this route is almost certainly '''not''' being used whilst engineering work takes place in the Recoletos tunnels in central Madrid from 2 June until probably the end of November 2019. Use will cease permanently when the third (1435 mm gauge) tunnel is opened.
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'''Note''' that use of this route will cease when the third (1435 mm gauge) tunnel between Atocha and Chamartín is opened. There is no indication when this will happen.
  
=== Madrid Puerta de Atocha Atocha ''cambiador de ancho'' Aguja Km. 2,0 ''AND'' Vicálvaro Vicálvaro Clasificacion O'Donnell ===
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=== Museo del Ferrocarril (Paseo de las Delicias) Bif. Museo Madrid Santa Catalina Villaverde Bajo San Cristóbal Industrial ===
(ERA 23B5) ES19/31A
+
(ERA-E 23C5; ERA-R 50B4) ES21/35
  
These links provide access between Madrid Puerta de Atocha and Madrid Chamartín via the line avoiding the city on the east side.
+
This line provides a link to the railway museum, the former Madrid Delicias terminus. It is used by the following trains:
  
This route is used by through ''Alvia'' services between Valladolid and the south of Spain whilst engineering work takes place in the Recoletos tunnels in central Madrid from 2 June until probably the end of November 2019.
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*The [https://ffe.es/patrimonio/Tren_Fresa.htm Tren de la Fresa]  (Strawberry Train), which runs between May and October (but not in July and August) to Aranjuez. Advance booking is essential.  
  
===Delicias – Bif. Museo – Madrid Santa Catalina – Villaverde Bajo – San Cristóbal Industrial ===
+
The train did not run in 2020 owing to the Covid epidemic.
(ERA 23B5-C5) ES19/32
 
  
This line provides a link between the ''Cercanias'' line on the western side of Madrid and the 'classic' main line to the south. It is used by the [http://www.museodelferrocarril.org/trendelafresa/informacion.asp „Tren de la Fresa“] (Strawberry Train), which runs between May and October (but not in July and August) to Aranjuez.
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The timings in 2019 were as follows: Museo del Ferrocarril 10:00; Aranjuez 10:44. Aranjuez 18:36; Museo del Ferrocarril 19:26.
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 +
Dates and times in 2021 are not yet known.
 +
 
 +
*The Tren de Navidad] (Christmas Train) runs in December and January, normally making three round trips between the Museo del Ferrocarril and Getafe.  Advance booking is essential.
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 +
No information could be found, so it is presumed the train is not running in 2020 owing to the Covid epidemic.
  
 
=== Madrid Atocha avoiding line: Guadalajara Yebes (Vallecas A.V.-Aguja km 12.3) – Ciudad Real Central (Los Gavilanes-Aguja km 13.4: Bif. Valdemingomez) ===
 
=== Madrid Atocha avoiding line: Guadalajara Yebes (Vallecas A.V.-Aguja km 12.3) – Ciudad Real Central (Los Gavilanes-Aguja km 13.4: Bif. Valdemingomez) ===
[ERT660] (ERA 23C5) ES19/33
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[ERT660] (ERA-E 23C5; ERA-R 50C5) ES21/36
  
 
This curve connecting the Madrid - Barcelona and Madrid - Sevilla high speed lines is used by direct services between Barcelona and Andalucia.
 
This curve connecting the Madrid - Barcelona and Madrid - Sevilla high speed lines is used by direct services between Barcelona and Andalucia.
  
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
{|  class="ostable"
|  ||  ||''3930'' ||Barcelona Sants - 08:48 Zaragoza - Granada
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|  ||  ||''3930/3940'' ||Barcelona Sants - 10:20 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa/Granada
|-
 
|  ||  ||''3940/3990'' ||Barcelona Sants - 10:20 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa/Malaga
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  ||  ||''3942/3992'' ||Barcelona Sants - 17:33 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga  
 
|  ||  ||''3942/3992'' ||Barcelona Sants - 17:33 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga  
 
|-
 
|-
|  || FO ||''3946'' ||Barcelona Sants - 18:04 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa
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|  ||  ||''3943/3931'' ||Sevilla Santa Justa/Granada - 10:39 Ciudad Real - Barcelona Sants
|-
 
|  ||  ||''3943/3993'' ||Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga - 10:39 Ciudad Real - Barcelona Sants
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  ||  ||''3941/3991'' ||Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga - 16:41 Ciudad Real - Barcelona Sants
 
|  ||  ||''3941/3991'' ||Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga - 16:41 Ciudad Real - Barcelona Sants
|-
 
|  || SuO ||''3945'' ||Sevilla Santa Justa - 16:41 Córdoba - Barcelona Sants
 
|-
 
|  ||  ||''3931'' ||Granada - 17:15 Córdoba - Barcelona Sants
 
 
|}
 
|}
  
Note that there are additional services at peak holiday periods
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Note that there may be additional services at peak holiday periods
  
 
=== Madrid Atocha avoiding line (Torrejón de Velasco curve): Ciudad Real (Yeles Aguja km 13.4) – Cuenca Fernando Zóbel (Bif. Blancales)===
 
=== Madrid Atocha avoiding line (Torrejón de Velasco curve): Ciudad Real (Yeles Aguja km 13.4) – Cuenca Fernando Zóbel (Bif. Blancales)===
[ERT660] (ERA 21A5) ES19/34
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[ERT660] (ERA-E 23C4; ERA-R 50C4) ES21/37
  
This 6 km long curve connecting the Madrid - Sevilla and Madrid - Valencia high speed lines is used by direct services between the Valencia region and Andalucia. It was noted in August 2019 that the flyover curve was rusted and out of use, trains from the west running wrong line over the more southerly curve.
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This 6 km long curve connecting the Madrid - Sevilla and Madrid - Valencia high speed lines was used by direct services between the Valencia region and Andalucia but there are none as at December 2020. It is not known if this is a temporary situation during the Covid pandemic and whether or not services will resume.
  
{|  class="ostable"
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===Variante de Vandellós: Camp de Tarragona/Vila-Seca – L'Ametlla de Mar (Vandellós)===
|  || SuX ||''3982'' ||Valencia Joaquin Sorolla - 09:03 Cuenca Fernando Zóbel - Sevilla Santa Justa
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[ERT669] (ERA-E 22C3; ERA-R 48B5) ES21/38
|-
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|  || MFSuO ||''3974'' ||Valencia Joaquin Sorolla - 18:15 Cuenca Fernando Zóbel - Málaga
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This high speed line links the Madrid - Barcelona LAV with the classic Barcelona - València line. The line from Camp de Tarragona is UIC gauge and passes through a gauge changer at La Boella before the south <=> west curve from (Tarragona –) Vila-Seca joins at Bif La Feredat. The line to Vandellós is Iberian gauge but will eventually be converted to mixed gauge.
|-
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|  || FSO ||''3971'' ||Málaga - 11:50 Ciudad Real - Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
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Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
|-
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[[File:Vandellos.jpg |thumb|left|100px]]
|  || SuO ||''3973'' ||Málaga - 18:43 Ciudad Real - Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
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<br style="clear: both" />
|-
 
| || SX ||''3981'' ||Sevilla Santa Justa - 20:06 Ciudad Real - Valencia Joaquin Sorolla
 
|}
 
  
===València San Isidre – València Fuente San Luis (Bif. Clasificación Valencia F.S.L.)===
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*The line from Camp de Tarragona is used by variable gauge main line services between Barcelona and València.
[ERT669] (ERA 23A2) ES19/35
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*The curve from Vila-Seca is used by Iberian gauge Regional Express and Regional services between Tarragona and València or Tortosa.
  
This east <=> west connection links the classic València - Cuenca - Aranjuez line with the rail network in the Valencia area pending the reconstruction of the direct curve between València San Isidre and València Nord. It is used by ''Cercanias'' C3 services between València and Utiel, a few of which are actually Media Distancia services between València and Madrid via Aranjuez. These trains reverse at València Fuente San Luis.
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===València Area===
  
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
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[[File:Valencia_Area.jpg |thumb|left|500px]]
[[File:Valencia1.jpg |thumb|left|100px]]
 
 
<br style="clear: both" />
 
<br style="clear: both" />
  
=== Moixent (Bif. Alacant) – Caudete ===
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====València Joaquin Sorolla====
[ERT672] (ERA 23B2) ES19/36
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[ERT669] (ERA-E 23A2; ERA-R 49B5) ES21/39
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Thee are two connections between València Joaquin Sorolla station and the 1668 mm gauge line from València Nord.
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* The more northerly (1668 mm gauge) is used by ''Alvia'', ''Euromed'' and ''Intercity'' services to/from the Madrid, Alacant ans Barcelona lines. These pass through the gauge changer at Joaquin Sorolla station if they run via the high speed line from or to Madrid.
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* The more southerly (1435 mm gauge) is used only by ''AVE'' services to/from Castellón de la Plana or Vinaros, which make use of the mixed gauge track on the Barcelona line.
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 +
====València San Isidre València Fuente San Luis (Bif. Clasificación Valencia F.S.L.)====
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[ERT669] (ERA-E 23A2; ERA-R 49B5) ES21/40
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This east <=> west connection links the classic València - Cuenca - Aranjuez line with the rail network in the Valencia area, pending the reconstruction of the direct curve between València San Isidre and València Nord. It is used by ''Cercanias'' C3 services between València and Utiel, a few of which are actually Media Distancia services between València and Madrid via Aranjuez. These trains reverse at València Fuente San Luis.
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 +
====Buñol====
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[València C3] (ERA-E 23A2; ERA-R 49B3, not shown on either map) ES21/41
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Buñol is a Y shaped station, with through platforms 1 and 2 curving away from terminal platform 4. It appears that trains normally use through platform 2 unless the presence of other trains requires use of platform 4 by trains starting or terminating at Buñol.
 +
 
 +
* The following trains from/to València Nord have been observed using platform 4 in past years.
 +
Arr 15:39; Dep 17:25.
  
This east <=> south curve avoiding La Encina is used by trains between València and Alacant.
+
* The following trains from/to València Nord are '''thought''' to use platform 4. '''The compilers would appreciate confirmation of this.'''
 +
Arr 10:18; Dep 13:50.  One of the arrivals at 21:01 or 21:34, and also at 22:42 and 23:29, stable in platform 4
 +
 
 +
===La Encina avoiding line: Moixent (Bif. Alacant) – Caudete ===
 +
[ERT672] (ERA-E 23B2; ERA-R 49C1) ES21/42
 +
 
 +
This east <=> south curve is used by trains between València and Alacant.
 +
 
 +
Note that the two lines run parallel for quite a long way north of Caudete but with no physical connection until Caudete station.
  
 
===Xàtiva – Moixent===
 
===Xàtiva – Moixent===
[València C2, ERT668] (ERA 23A2-B2) ES19/37
+
[València C2, ERT668] (ERA-E 23A2-B2; ERA-R 49B3-C3) ES21/43
  
 
There are two separate routes on this section of the 1668 mm gauge Madrid - València main line. ''Cercanias'' services are booked to use the original alignment via L’Alcúdia de Crespins whilst all other services use the new double track main line further south, in places almost 2 km distant.
 
There are two separate routes on this section of the 1668 mm gauge Madrid - València main line. ''Cercanias'' services are booked to use the original alignment via L’Alcúdia de Crespins whilst all other services use the new double track main line further south, in places almost 2 km distant.
  
The new main line is due to be converted to 1435 mm gauge as part of the Valencia - La Encina high speed line.
+
===Sevilla Area===
  
===[Córdoba –] La Rinconada (Majarabique) – Majarabique ''cambiador de ancho'' – Sevilla Santa Justa (Bif. Los Naranjos)===
 
[ERT660] (ERA 21C4, not shown) ES19/38
 
  
This connection off the high speed line north of Sevilla is used by through high speed trains between (Madrid Atocha -) Córdoba and Cádiz and also the following trains, which call at Sevilla Santa Justa.
+
[[File:Sevilla_area.jpg |thumb|left|500px]]
 +
<br style="clear: both" />
  
{|  class="ostable"
+
====(Córdoba –) La Rinconada (Majarabique) – Majarabique ''cambiador de ancho'' – Sevilla Santa Justa (Bif. Los Naranjos)====
| D
+
[ERT660] (ERA-E 21C4, not shown; ERA-R 42A1) ES21/44
| FO
 
| 2364
 
| 16:20 Madrid Atocha - Huelva
 
|-
 
| D
 
| SuO
 
| 2375
 
| Huelva - 19:19 Sevilla Santa Justa - Madrid Atocha
 
|}
 
  
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
+
This connection off the high speed line north of Sevilla is used by through ''Alvia'' trains between Madrid Atocha and Cádiz. It was also used by through trains between Madrid and Huelva, calling at Sevilla Santa Justa. However, none are running as at December 2020.
[[File:Sevilla2.jpg |thumb|left|100px]]
 
<br style="clear: both" />
 
  
===[Córdoba –] La Rinconada (Majarabique) – Majarabique ''cambiador de ancho'' – Carrión de los Céspedes (Bif. San Jerónimo)===
+
===={Córdoba –) La Rinconada (Majarabique) – Majarabique ''cambiador de ancho'' – Carrión de los Céspedes (Bif. San Jerónimo)====
[ERT671] (ERA 21C4) ES19/39
+
[ERT671] (ERA-E 21C4; ERA-R 42A1) ES21/45
  
This connection off the AVE high speed line north of Sevilla is used by those through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and Huelva via Córdoba which do not call at Sevilla Santa Justa. Note that there are also other services between Madrid Atocha and Huelva which run via Zafra, and hence do not call at Sevilla Santa Justa, but do not use this route.
+
This connection off the AVE high speed line north of Sevilla is used by those through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and Huelva via Córdoba which do '''not''' call at Sevilla Santa Justa. Note that there are also other services between Madrid Atocha and Huelva which run via Zafra, and hence do not call at Sevilla Santa Justa, but do not use this route.
  
 
{|  class="ostable"
 
{|  class="ostable"
Line 465: Line 482:
 
|}
 
|}
  
Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.
+
 
[[File:Sevilla1.jpg |thumb|left|100px]]
+
====(La Rinconada (Majarabique) –) Bif. Tamarguillo – Bif. La Negrilla ''and'' La Salud-Aguja km. 10,2 – La Salud====
<br style="clear: both" />
+
[ERT671] (ERA-E 21C4; ERA-R 42A1-B1) ES21/46
 +
 
 +
This route bypassing Sevilla to the east is thought to be used by through ''Alvia'' services between Madrid Atocha and Cádiz which do '''not''' call at Sevilla Santa Justa.
 +
 
 +
{| class="ostable"
 +
| A
 +
|
 +
| 2164
 +
| 16:15 Madrid Atocha - Cádiz
 +
|-
 +
| B
 +
|
 +
| 2175
 +
| Cádiz  - 18:05 Jerez de la Frontera  - Madrid Atocha
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
A: This train has not been observed but this is thought to be its normal route.<br />
 +
B: This train has been observed taking this route and it is believed this is its normal route.
 +
 
 +
'''The compilers would be grateful for confirmation of the routing'''
 +
 
 +
===Córdoba (Bif. Cambiador Alcolea) – Alcolea ''cambiador de ancho'' – Alcolea (Alcolea-Aguja km 431.9)===
 +
[ERT661] (ERA-E 21B4; ERA-R 46A2) ES21/47
 +
 
 +
This connection links the high speed line east of Córdoba with the ‘classic’ main line via Linares-Baeza. It is used by the following trains:
 +
 
 +
{|  class="ostable"
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| ''697''
 +
| Barcelona Estacio De França - 17:54 Andujar - Sevilla Santa Justa
 +
|-
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| ''694''
 +
| Sevilla Santa Justa - 10:13 Córdoba - Barcelona Estacio De França
 +
|}
  
 
===Linares-Baeza (Espeluy-Aguja Km. 338.8) – Espeluy (Espeluy-Aguja Km. 340.1)===
 
===Linares-Baeza (Espeluy-Aguja Km. 338.8) – Espeluy (Espeluy-Aguja Km. 340.1)===
[ERT661] (ERA 21B5) ES19/40
+
[ERT661] (ERA-E 21B5; ERA-R 46A4) ES21/48
  
 
This, the north curve of the Espeluy triangle, is the former broad gauge main line between Madrid and Sevilla. Almost all trains run between Madrid and Jaén via the east curve and between Córdoba and Jaén via the west curve. The only trains via the north curve are:  
 
This, the north curve of the Espeluy triangle, is the former broad gauge main line between Madrid and Sevilla. Almost all trains run between Madrid and Jaén via the east curve and between Córdoba and Jaén via the west curve. The only trains via the north curve are:  
Line 478: Line 531:
 
|  
 
|  
 
| ''697''  
 
| ''697''  
| Barcelona Estacio De França - 17:47 Linares-Baeza - Sevilla Santa Justa
+
| Barcelona Estacio De França - 17:14 Linares-Baeza - Sevilla Santa Justa
 
|-
 
|-
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|  
 
| ''694''  
 
| ''694''  
| Sevilla Santa Justa - 10:59 Espeluy - Barcelona Estacio De França  
+
| Sevilla Santa Justa - 11:22 Espeluy - Barcelona Estacio De França  
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
===Antequera-Santa Ana / Bobadilla Area===
 
===Antequera-Santa Ana / Bobadilla Area===
  
[[File:Antequera2.jpg |thumb|left|700px]]
+
[[File:Antequera.jpg|thumb|left|500px]]
 
<br style="clear: both" />
 
<br style="clear: both" />
  
 
====Fuente de Piedra – Bobadilla (Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4)====
 
====Fuente de Piedra – Bobadilla (Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4)====
[ERT673] (ERA 21C4, partly shown) ES19/41
+
[ERT673] (ERA-E 21C4, partly shown; ERA-R 46A5) ES21/49
  
 
There are two separate lines southwards from Fuente de Piedra:
 
There are two separate lines southwards from Fuente de Piedra:
  
 
* the original western track (''"Linea actual Córdoba - Malaga"'')
 
* the original western track (''"Linea actual Córdoba - Malaga"'')
This is used only by ''Media Distancia'' (MD; broad gauge) services between Sevilla and Malaga, which bypass Antequera-Santa Ana.
+
This was used by ''Media Distancia'' (MD; broad gauge) services between (Sevilla -) Pedrera and Malaga, bypassing Antequera-Santa Ana. Since the Rio Blanco bridge, on the Sevilla line between Osuna and Pedrera, was washed away on 21 October 2018, trains have run only between Pedrera and Málaga, via Antequera-Santa Ana broad gauge platforms. This line therefore no longer has a service.
  
 
* the newer eastern track (''"Eje transversal de Andalucia"'')
 
* the newer eastern track (''"Eje transversal de Andalucia"'')
This line takes a straighter alignment, almost 1 km away in places from the ''“Linea actual Córdoba - Málaga”'', and serves Antequera Santa Ana broad gauge platforms.
+
This line takes a straighter alignment, almost 1 km away in places from the ''“Linea actual Córdoba - Málaga”'', and serves Antequera Santa Ana broad gauge platforms. It is used by one ''Media Distancia'' (MD; broad gauge) service each way between Pedrera and Málaga, the truncated remainder of the Sevilla <=> Málaga service. It was used by MD Sevilla <=> Granada services prior to 21 October 2018. The southernmost portion between Antequera Santa Ana broad gauge platforms and Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4 is also used by Algeciras <=> Antequera Santa Ana ''MD'' services, which start and terminate at Antequera Santa Ana. However there are no such trains running as at December 2020.
It is used by ''Media Distancia'' (MD; broad gauge) Sevilla <=> Granada services. The southernmost portion between Antequera Santa Ana broad gauge platforms and Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4 is also used by Algeciras <=> Granada services, which reverse at Antequera Santa Ana (broad gauge).
 
 
 
'''NOTE: ''Media Distancia'' services between Granada, Malaga, Antequera Santa Ana and Osuna (on the Sevilla line) are provided by bus as at June 2019.'''
 
  
 
====Antequera Santa Ana (standard gauge platforms) – Antequera ''cambiador de ancho'' – Antequera (Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4)====
 
====Antequera Santa Ana (standard gauge platforms) – Antequera ''cambiador de ancho'' – Antequera (Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4)====
[ERT673] (ERA 21C4, not shown) ES19/42
+
[ERT673] (ERA-E 21C4, not shown; ERA-R 46A5) ES21/50
  
This connection off the high speed line is used by through ''Altaria'' services between Madrid Atocha and Algeciras.
+
This connection off the high speed line is used by through ''Altaria'' services between Madrid Atocha and Algeciras and by ''Media Distancia'' services between Granada and Algeciras.
 
 
===Moreda triangle===
 
[ERT673] (ERA 21C5) ES19/43
 
 
 
The north - east curve is used by trains between (Madrid -) Linares-Baeza and Almería.
 
 
 
The south - east curve [Iznalloz (Bif. Almería) – Benalúa de Guadix (Bif. Granada)] is used by trains between Granada and Almería.
 
 
 
There are no longer any trains over the north - south curve.
 
  
 
==Other sparse services==
 
==Other sparse services==
Line 523: Line 564:
  
 
{| class="osstable3"
 
{| class="osstable3"
| || Irún Hendaye (France) || There have been no standard gauge services from Hendaye to Irún since December 2017. The only cross-border services are all broad gauge: 310 (Hotel train from Lisboa Santa Apolonia), IC 280 from A Coruña and 313 (Hotel train to Lisboa Santa Apolonia), which began running from Hendaye from an unknown date in 2018.  
+
| || Cáceres Valencia de Alcantara || This line has no service as at December 2020 and is unlikely to reopen. It will be deleted from the list at the end of 2021 if it has not reopened by then.
 +
|-
 +
| || Ourense – Santiago de Compostela (broad gauge line) || One Regional service each way.
 
|-
 
|-
| || Cáceres Valencia de Alcantara || One Regional Express each way TuX. Note that this line is potentially threatened with closure.
+
| || Salamanca La Alamedilla Ciudad Rodrigo – Fuentes de Oñoro – Vilar Formoso [Portugal] || The only train was the Madrid <> Lisboa Tren Hotel service, which is currently suspended.
 
|-
 
|-
| || Ourense - Santiago de Compostela (broad gauge line) || One Regional service each way plus one in one direction on Sundays
+
| || Jaca – Canfranc || Two trains each way
 
|-
 
|-
| || Salamanca La Alamedilla – Ciudad Rodrigo – Fuentes de Oñoro Vilar Formoso [Portugal] || One Tren Hotel service each way
+
| || Ciudad Real Puertollano (broad gauge) || One Media Distancia train day each way; as at December 2020 running only 3 days per week. Note that there is a plentiful service on the roughly parallel high speed line.
 
|-
 
|-
| || Jaca Canfranc
+
| || Linares-Baeza Moreda (– Benalua de Guadix) || One Madrid – Almeria train each way. It is possible that this service may be diverted via Granada during 2021, leaving this line with no trains.
 
|-
 
|-
 
| || Huelva – Zafra || One Regional service each way (SX) runs between Huelva and Jabugo-Galaroza. Three IC services per week (FSSuO) run between Huelva and Zafra (- Madrid).
 
| || Huelva – Zafra || One Regional service each way (SX) runs between Huelva and Jabugo-Galaroza. Three IC services per week (FSSuO) run between Huelva and Zafra (- Madrid).
 
|-
 
|-
| || Cazalla-Constantina – Zafra || One train each way
+
| || Cazalla-Constantina – Zafra || One Media Distancia  train each way
 
|-
 
|-
 
| FEVE || Cistierna – Guardo – Balmaseda || One train each way  
 
| FEVE || Cistierna – Guardo – Balmaseda || One train each way  
 
|-
 
|-
| FEVE || Ribadeo – Navia - Pravia
+
| FEVE || Ferrol - Ribadeo – Navia - Cudillero || One train each way
|-
 
| FEVE || Llanes – Cabezón de la Sal
 
 
|-
 
|-
| || Guillarei Tui (– Valença do Minho [Portugal])
+
| FEVE || Llanes Cabezón de la Sal  || One train each way
 
|-
 
|-
| Valencia C1 || Xeraco – Platja i Grau de Gandia || Three trains per day on weekdays and two at weekends
+
| Valencia C1 || Xeraco – Platja i Grau de Gandia || Three trains per day on weekdays only
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Cádiz C-1a || Las Aletas – Universidad || Trains run only during the university term, Monday to Friday
 
| Cádiz C-1a || Las Aletas – Universidad || Trains run only during the university term, Monday to Friday
Line 552: Line 593:
 
==Deletions since previous edition==
 
==Deletions since previous edition==
 
{|  class="dpetable3"
 
{|  class="dpetable3"
| ES18/32
+
| ES20/3
| Museo del Ferrocarril (Paseo de las Delicias) – Bif. Museo Madrid Santa Catalina – Villaverde Bajo – San Cristóbal Industrial
+
| El Berrón west <> south curve
| No use since summer 2016
+
| Through Oviedo - Laviana trains discontinued
 +
|-
 +
| ES20/4A
 +
| Bilbao: Basurto Hospital Ariz
 +
| <i>El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo</i> journeys between Bilbao and San Sebastian/Donostia were made by coach in 2020. None is scheduled in 2021 at present
 
|-
 
|-
|
 
| Linares-Baeza – Granada (Moreda north <=> west curve)
 
| Now listed as an Obscure Service
 
 
|}
 
|}
  

Latest revision as of 19:10, 17 January 2021

Introduction

Spain does not necessarily change its timetables in line with other European countries. Individual regions not infrequently change their timetables on a date convenient for them. This list is based on the timetable in effect from 13 December 2020.

No official downloadable timetable is available for RENFE. Route numbers shown on the relevant map are given for the RENFE Cercanias network plus where possible Timetable numbers from the European Rail Timetable [ex Thomas Cook]. Standard abbreviations used are explained in General Information.

In the heading to each entry, the map references - prefixed by 'ERA' - refer to the European Railway Atlas 2017 All Europe - Concise Edition (M.G.Ball; published by European Railway Atlas)

Obscure services

La Pereda Riosa – Soto de Rey

[Asturias C1, ERT685] (ERA-E 20A1; ERA-R 52B4) ES21/1

South of the Soto de Rey (El Portazgo) triangle on the León - Oviedo main line, there are two separate reversibly signalled single tracks following different routes: the longer via the river valley, serving Olloniego station; the shorter via the 2.6 km "new tunnel" (number 83 bis) with no intermediate station. The longer route must be used by Cercanías C-1 trains booked to call at Olloniego; other trains tend to use the "new tunnel" route - although either route can be used if required for train regulation purposes.

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La Pereda Riosa – Soto de Rey.jpg


Villallana – Ujo

[Asturias C1, ERT685] (ERA-E 20B1; ERA-R 52B4-C4) ES21/2

On this section of the León - Oviedo main line there are two separate reversibly signalled single tracks (without intermediate stations) following different routes: the original (and longer) via the river valley and the shorter via the 2.5 km "new tunnel" (number 81 bis) further west. Normally, southbound Cercanías trains run via the old route and all other trains via the tunnel.

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Villallana - Ujo.jpg


El Berrón curves

(ERA-E 20A1; ERA-R 52B5) ES21/3

Since the absorption of FEVE by RENFE, production of timetable PDFs has ceased. Train services must be identified using the RENFE former FEVE services Journey Planner.

The Oviedo - Santander and Gijón - Laviana lines cross here on the level. Connecting curves exist in all four angles, although the east <=> south curve runs through the works and cannot be considered a proper running line. Only one of the other three curves is used by regular passenger trains:

The west <=> north curve is used by direct services between Oviedo and Noreña, which run Mondays to Saturdays only; most of these run to/from Gijón.

Sotiello (Aguja Enlace Veriña) – Veriña (Aguja Enlace Sotiello)

(ERA-E 20A1 not shown fully; ERA-R 52A5) ES21/4

This 5km line connects the El Berrón - Gijón FEVE line with the Gijón - Pravia line, thereby avoiding Gijón. It is extremely likely that it is used by the Costa Verde Express Luxury Train (which runs between between Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela) when it travels directly between Arriondas and Candás. See the Costa Verde Express Luxury Train website for dates and details. The compilers would greatly appreciate confirmation of the train using this route

Note that this train also uses the previous entry.

Llovio – Ribadesella Puerto

(ERA-E 20A4; ERA-R 43A2, not shown on either atlas) ES21/5

This branch has used on the first Saturday in August each year for an excursion Tren Fluvial from Oviedo (dep normally 08:10) in connection with the annual river canoe race - La Fiesta de las Piraguas - from Arriondas (starting at noon) to Ribadesella. The Fiesta scheduled for 8 August 2020 did not take place owing to the Covid-19 epidemic.

The train is extremely popular and prior reservation is essential as only passengers with special tickets are admitted. However, it is possible that the train may be withdrawn owing to the poor condition of the Ribadesella Puerto branch. The next Fiesta is due to take place on 7 August 2021 but it is not yet known if the train will run.

Amorebieta Geltokia – Amorebieta Geralekua

(ERA-E 22A1; ERA-R 47A3) ES21/6

Almost all trains to or from the Bermeo branch run direct to Bilbao and use the west <=> north curve avoiding Amorebieta Geltokia (the main line station). Overnight on Sunday mornings a two-hourly shuttle operated instead between Amorebieta Geltokia and Bermeo using the east-facing curve. However no such trains are operating at present. It is possible they may resume after the Covid-19 epidemic has finished.

Hendaye (France) – Irún (standard/broad gauge)

[ERT 689] (ERA-E 22A1; ERA-R 47A5) ES21/7

There have been no standard gauge services from Hendaye to Irún since December 2017. The only cross-border services when the lockdowns started were the Hotel Train to and from Lisboa Santa Apolonia. This is currently suspended and its future is uncertain.

Altsasu triangle

[ERT653] (ERA-E 22B1; ERA-R 47B1) ES21/8

All three sides of this triangle carry passenger trains. Those using the north <=> west and east <=> west curves are quite easily determined from the journey planner. The north <=> east curve is used only by trains between Pamplona and San Sebastián/Donostia or Irún.

Vilagarcía de Arousa – Pontecesures – Osebe (Bif. Angueira)

[ERT680] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39B2) ES21/9

The original line is now a 28 km loop off the Vigo - A Coruña high speed line, serving Catoira, Pontecesures and Padrón and used only by Regionales services. MD (Media Distancia) services run via the high speed line.

Pontevedra (Bif. San Amaro) – Portela – Vilagarcia de Arousa (Faxil)

[ERT680] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39C2) ES21/10

A 4.5 km loop off the Vigo - A Coruña high speed line, on the original formation, serves Portela. The original section of line south of this is completely closed and northwards is a dead end freight branch. The one train each way calling at Portela uses this loop.

The stop at Portela is "discrecional" (i.e. on request). On a journey in October 2018, nobody requested the Portela stop in either direction, so this line may be considered at risk.

12554 20:30 Vigo Guixar - A Coruña
12441 19:08 A Coruña - Vigo Guixar

Arcade (Bif. Arcade) – Redondela – Vigo

[ERT680, 682, 696] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39C2) ES21/11

There are two routes from Arcade, each serving a different station in Vigo.

  • The high speed line running mainly in tunnel via Redondela AV (Alta Velocidad) to the new Vigo Urzaiz station, on the site of the former passenger terminus but below ground level. This line is used only by electric trains between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela (- A Coruña).
  • The original line via Redondela, utilising the formerly goods branch to Vigo docks and running to Vigo Guixar station, which opened on 28 August 2011 on closure of the former terminus. This line is used by diesel trains between Vigo and Santiago de Compostela and also (but only between Vigo and Redondela) all other trains to and from Vigo Guixar.

Guillarei

[ERT696] (ERA-E 20B2; ERA-R 39C2) ES21/12

The line from (Porto –) Valença do Minho [Portugal] joins the Vigo – Ourense main line at Guillarei. There is also a curve avoiding Guillarei.

The two curves are used by the following trains:

  • O Porriño (Guillarei-Aguja km. 141.6) – Tui (Guillarei-Aguja km. 0.9)

This curve avoiding Guillarei enables trains to run direct between Vigo and Tui without reversing. It is used by the through Trencelta services between Vigo and Porto Campanha, which run non-stop between Vigo and Valença do Minho.

  • Guillarei – Tui (Guillarei-Aguja km. 0.9)

This curve is used by Regional Express services between Vigo and Valença do Minho, which reverse at Guillarei. As at December 2020, these services are not running.

León avoiding line: Sahagún (Bif. Rio Bernesga) – La Robla (Bif. Torneros) [C - D]

[ERT685] (ERA-E 20B4; ERA-R 44C1) ES21/13

This curve is used by the following trains, which do not call at León.

Note that the new through station at León may open some time in 2021. This will almost certainly result in all trains, even those not calling at León, running via the station and this curve consequently losing its trains.

D FSO 4380 Gijón - 18:30 Oviedo - Madrid Chamartin

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Leon.jpg


Segovia Guiomar (Bif. Cambiador Valdestillas) – Valdestillas cambiador de ancho – Valdestillas

[ERT689] (ERA-E 20C4, not shown; ERA-R 44A2) ES21/14

This 2 km connection links the high speed line and the broad gauge line south of Valladolid. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the Burgos line. Note that this route will no longer be required when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in early 2021, and is thus likely to go out of use.

Medina del Campo – Zamora – Puebla de Sanabria

[ERT680] (ERA-E 20B3-C4; ERA-R 39C5 and 44A1-B2) ES21/15

This 197 km broad gauge line, the previous main line to Galicia, is used by one Regionales train each way. Alvia services use the high speed line from Medina del Campo AV station.

18322 Valladolid - 17:59 Medina del Campo - Puebla de Sanabria
18321 07:02 Puebla de Sanabria - Valladolid

Medina del Campo AV – Campillo (Bif. Arroyo de La Golosa)

[ERT679] (ERA-E 20C4, not shown; ERA-R 44B2) ES21/16

This connection is used by Alvia/Avant services, but no others, between Madrid and Salamanca, which change gauge before joining the broad gauge Salamanca line at Bif. Arroyo de La Golosa.

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Medina2.jpg


Venta de Baños – Bif. Cerrato – Villamuriel de Cerrato cambiador de ancho – Palencia (Villalobón)

[ERT684] (ERA-E 20B5; ERA-R 44A3) ES21/17

This connection links the high speed line from Valladolid with Palencia - via both the high speed line and the broad gauge line from Burgos. Although it is laid out with a grade separated junction at Venta de Baños, it appears to be operated as two separate single lines:

  • The western line (which would normally be the southbound line) continues to Palencia and onwards to León. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the León line.
  • The eastern line (which would normally be the northbound line) runs to the Villamuriel de Cerrato gauge changer and joins the 'classic' broad gauge line to Palencia. It is used by all high speed trains between Madrid and the Santander line.

It is thought that the crossovers at Bif. Cerrato, which would enable the line to be operated as a conventional double track line, are not yet in use. The compilers would be grateful for any observations on the routing of the trains.

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Venta de Baños avoiding line: Palencia (Villalobón) – Magaz

[ERT681] (ERA-E 20B5; ERA-R 44A3) ES21/18

This east <=> west line avoiding Venta de Baños on the north side is used by trains between Burgos and Palencia. Note that high speed trains will presumably cease to use this line when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in early 2021.

Venta de Baños – Magaz

[ERT689] (ERA-E 20B5; ERA-R 44A3) ES21/19

This line is used by direct trains between Valladolid Campo Grande and Burgos which do not call (and reverse) at Palencia. Note that high speed trains will cease to use this line when the high speed line to Burgos opens, possibly in early 2021.

Miranda de Ebro avoiding line: Pancorbo (Bif de Rioja) – Haro (Bif. Castilla)

[ERT650a, 653] (ERA-E 22B1; ERA-R 43C5) ES21/20

This west <=> south curve is used by trains between Logroño and Burgos which do not call at Miranda de Ebro. No such trains are running at present owing to the Covid-19 epidemic as the Barcelona <> A Coruña/Vigo overnight service has been suspended.


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Miranda de Ebro – Pobes

[ERT653, 689] (ERA-E 22B1; ERA-R 43C5, not shown on either map) ES21/21

The branch from Miranda de Ebro to Bilbao forms what appears to be a conventional burrowing junction with the line to Irún but is in fact two separate single lines - a "short" inside curve and a "long" curve, which runs behind the depot and works and under the Irún line.

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The platforms at Miranda de Ebro are numbered from 1 to 12 north to south. The station buildings are situated on the main island, whose north face is platform 4 and south side is platform 6. In early 2017 all services were booked to use platforms 4 or 6.

  • Trains using platforms 1 - 4 must run via the "short" curve.
  • Trains using platforms 8 - 12 must run via the "long" curve.
  • Trains using platform 6 can run via either curve but are more likely to use the "long" curve as use of the "short" curve requires the train to cross the layout on the flat at the east end of the station.

As at December 2020 the current use of the platforms is not known. The compilers would greatly appreciate information on the current use of the platforms.

The following information is given as a guide to possible use: in early 2017 the following trains were booked to use platform 4; all others were booked to use platform 6. However, it was not unusual for trains to use a platform (and possibly also the route) other than that booked.

SuX 4187 Madrid Chamartin - 11:35 Miranda de Ebro - Bilbao Abando
SX 4267 Madrid Chamartin - 19:48 Miranda de Ebro - Bilbao Abando
SuX 4186 Bilbao Abando - 09:45 Llodio - Madrid Chamartin
SX 4266 Bilbao Abando - 17:23 Llodio - Madrid Chamartin

Guadalajara Yebes (Bif. Cambiador Plasencia de Jalón) – Plasencia de Jalón cambiador de ancho – Grisén (Cambiador de Plasencia-Aguja km 308.6)

[ERT650a] (ERA-E 22C2; ERA-R 48A2) ES21/22

This connection links the high speed line west of Zaragoza with the ‘classic’ main line. It is used by through Alvia services between Madrid Atocha and either Logroño or Pamplona, not calling at Zaragoza.

Zaragoza avoiding line: Grisén – Cabañas de Ebro

[ERT650a] (ERA-E 22B2; ERA-R 48A2) ES21/23

This line links the Calatayud and Tudela de Navarra lines west of Zaragoza. It is used by through Alvia services between Madrid Atocha and either Logroño or Pamplona, not calling at Zaragoza.

Zaragoza (Bif. Huesca) – Tardienta

[ERT652, 670] (ERA-E 22B2-C2; ERA-R 48A3) ES21/24

There is both a broad gauge and a standard gauge line between Zaragoza and Tardienta. The standard gauge dives under the broad gauge line at Miraflores (not shown in the Ball atlas) and then parallels it all the way as a single line on the west side. However, it takes a slightly different alignment at San Juan de Mozarrifar where a 2km long embankment and flyover carries it over the freight-only branch to the military installation at San Gregorio which heads westwards here.

The standard gauge line is used by the through AVE service (Fridays and Saturdays excepted) between Madrid and Huesca. All other trains use the broad gauge line.

Note that the Tardienta - Huesca line consists of a dual gauge single track.

Zaragoza avoiding line ‘Ronda Sur’ (standard gauge): (Bif. Moncasi – Bif. Canal Imperial)

[ERT650] (ERA-E 22C2; ERA-R 48C1) ES21/25

This 21km long line forms part of the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line, bypassing Zaragoza to the south. It is used by high speed trains between Madrid and Barcelona not calling at Zaragoza.

Lleida avoiding line: (Bif. les Torres de Sanui – Bif. Artesa de Lleida)

[ERT650] (ERA-E 22C3; ERA-R 48A5) ES21/26

This 14 km long line carries the Madrid - Barcelona high speed line to the south of Lleida Pirineus station. It is used by high speed trains between Madrid/Zaragoza and Barcelona not calling at Lleida.

(Martorell –) Castellbisbal (Castellbisbal-Agujas Rubi) – Rubi

[Barcelona R8] (ERA-E 22A5; ERA-R 51C4) ES21/27

The line running westwards from (Mollet St. Fost -) Rubi splits at its western end and makes two triangular junctions with the Barcelona - Martorell Central line. The divergence at Rubi is not an actual junction and the lines west of there are unidirectional single lines: the more northerly line carries westbound traffic and the more southerly line carries eastbound traffic. Click on the thumbnail for a full size map.

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  • Trains towards Martorell use the east <=> north curve of the more northerly line: Rubi – Bif. Papiol – Castellbisbal-Agujas Rubi.
  • Trains from Martorell head south towards El Papiol and then take the north <=> east curve of the more southerly triangle: Castellbisbal-Agujas Rubi – Aguja km 79.347 – Aguja km 4.104 – Rubi.

El Pedroso de Armuña – Cantalapiedra – Fresno el Viejo

[ERT689] (ERA-E 20C4; ERA-R 44B2) ES21/28

Most trains between Madrid/Medina del Campo and Salamanca do not call at Cantalapiedra and hence no doubt use the avoiding line, ca 2 km in length, which bypasses a sharp curve west of Cantalapiedra station. However, travellers should check for the possibility of two trains crossing here even if neither is booked to call. In this case it has been observed that one of the trains runs via the station and waits there. The only trains booked to call at Cantalapiedra are

SSuX 18300 07:35 Valladolid - Salamanca La Alamadilla
18318 18:56 Valladolid - Salamanca La Alamadilla
18302 07:12 Salamanca - Valladolid
SSuX 18306 14:00 Salamanca - Palencia

Plasencia avoiding line: Monfragüe – Mirabel (Monfragüe Aguja km. 255.4)

[ERT677] (ERA-E 21A4; ERA-R 41A5) ES21/29

Most trains reverse at Plasencia, using the east <=> north and north <=> south curves west of Monfragüe, but these trains use the third (east <=> south) side of the triangle.

194 Madrid Chamartín - 19:05 Monfragüe - Badajoz
SSuX 197 Badajoz - 09:43 Mirabel - Madrid Chamartín
SSuO 199 Badajoz - 11:14 Mirabel - Madrid Chamartín

Madrid: Las Rozas Triangle

[Madrid C3a, C7, C8, C10] (ERA-E 23B4; ERA-R 50B4) ES21/30

The line from Madrid Chamartín makes a triangular junction with the original Norte main line from Madrid Principe Pio to north western Spain. The Norte is the only company which had left hand running. The line from Chamartín, built in the 1950s has right hand running, like most of the Spanish network, and the line into Principe Pio was converted to right hand running. All three junctions at the triangle are grade separated and the connections from Pinar de las Rozas, at the north western apex, switch sides in order to give right hand running into Chamartín and Principe Pio. This results in a complex layout in this area.

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(Madrid Chamartín –) Fuente de la Mora (Hortaleza) – San Fernando de Henares

[Madrid C2, ERT651] (ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/31

This line is normally used by Media Distancia services between Madrid Chamartín and Guadalajara (mostly to/from Arcos de Jalón or Soria) not calling at Madrid Atocha Cercanías. Between Chamartín and Hortaleza it is common with Cercanías routes C1 and C10 to Aeropuerto T4.

As at December 2020, with a limited service running owing to the pandemic, the only trains are two (normally) Regional Express services between Madrid Chamartin and Soria.

Local (Cercanías) trains on route C2 normally run via Madrid Atocha and Vallecas. However, some Monday - Friday trains run via Fuente de la Mora. These can be identified by having a significantly shorter journey time (about 25 minutes) between Chamartín and Torrejón de Ardoz (and stations east of there) than those via Atocha.

Madrid Chamartín – Sol – Madrid Atocha Cercanías

[Madrid C3,C3a,C4, ERT651] (ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/32

This line via the tunnel opened on 9 July 2008 is connected to platforms 5 - 7 at Atocha Cercanías and to platforms 1 - 6 at Chamartín. Platform 5 at Atocha Cercanías and Platform 6 at Chamartín are connected also to ES21/33. It is used by all Cercanías services on routes C3/3a (El Escorial/Chamartín - Atocha - Aranjuez) and C4 (Colmenar Viejo/Alcobendas - Parla).

The routing of Regionales and Grandes Lineas services between Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías via either ES21/32 or ES21/33 is dependent on platform usage at both stations.

Madrid Chamartín – Recoletos – Madrid Atocha Cercanías

[Madrid C1,C2,C7,C8,C10, ERT651] (ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5) ES21/33

This line via the original tunnel is is connected to platforms 1 - 5 at Atocha Cercanías and to platforms 6 - 15 at Chamartín. Platform 5 at Atocha Cercanías and Platform 6 at Chamartín are connected also to ES21/32 It used by all Cercanías services on routes C1 (Aeropuerto T4 - Atocha - Principe Pio), C2 (Guadalajara - Chamartín), C7 (Alcalá de Henares - Atocha - Chamartín - Principe Pio), C8 (Cercedilla - Chamartín - Atocha - Guadalajara) and C10 (Aeropuerto T4 - Atocha - Villalba).

The routing of Regionales and Grandes Lineas services between Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías via either ES21/32 or ES21/33 is dependent on platform usage at both stations. Alvia services that pass through the Chamartín cambiador de ancho must use Platform 15 at Chamartín and hence this route ES21/33.


Madrid Atocha Cercanías – Atocha cambiador de ancho – Madrid Puerta de Atocha

(ERA-E 23B5; ERA-R 50B5; not shown on either map) ES21/34

This line connects Atocha Cercanías to the Atocha gauge changer and thence to the Puerta de Atocha terminus. It is used by through Alvia services between Valladolid and the south of Spain, which take route ES21/33 between Madrid Chamartín and Atocha Cercanías. The trains propel in both directions between Puerta de Atocha and Atocha cambiador de ancho, where they reverse.

Note that use of this route will cease when the third (1435 mm gauge) tunnel between Atocha and Chamartín is opened. There is no indication when this will happen.

Museo del Ferrocarril (Paseo de las Delicias) – Bif. Museo – Madrid Santa Catalina – Villaverde Bajo – San Cristóbal Industrial

(ERA-E 23C5; ERA-R 50B4) ES21/35

This line provides a link to the railway museum, the former Madrid Delicias terminus. It is used by the following trains:

  • The Tren de la Fresa (Strawberry Train), which runs between May and October (but not in July and August) to Aranjuez. Advance booking is essential.

The train did not run in 2020 owing to the Covid epidemic.

The timings in 2019 were as follows: Museo del Ferrocarril 10:00; Aranjuez 10:44. Aranjuez 18:36; Museo del Ferrocarril 19:26.

Dates and times in 2021 are not yet known.

  • The Tren de Navidad] (Christmas Train) runs in December and January, normally making three round trips between the Museo del Ferrocarril and Getafe. Advance booking is essential.

No information could be found, so it is presumed the train is not running in 2020 owing to the Covid epidemic.

Madrid Atocha avoiding line: Guadalajara Yebes (Vallecas A.V.-Aguja km 12.3) – Ciudad Real Central (Los Gavilanes-Aguja km 13.4: Bif. Valdemingomez)

[ERT660] (ERA-E 23C5; ERA-R 50C5) ES21/36

This curve connecting the Madrid - Barcelona and Madrid - Sevilla high speed lines is used by direct services between Barcelona and Andalucia.

3930/3940 Barcelona Sants - 10:20 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa/Granada
3942/3992 Barcelona Sants - 17:33 Zaragoza - Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga
3943/3931 Sevilla Santa Justa/Granada - 10:39 Ciudad Real - Barcelona Sants
3941/3991 Sevilla Santa Justa/Málaga - 16:41 Ciudad Real - Barcelona Sants

Note that there may be additional services at peak holiday periods

Madrid Atocha avoiding line (Torrejón de Velasco curve): Ciudad Real (Yeles Aguja km 13.4) – Cuenca Fernando Zóbel (Bif. Blancales)

[ERT660] (ERA-E 23C4; ERA-R 50C4) ES21/37

This 6 km long curve connecting the Madrid - Sevilla and Madrid - Valencia high speed lines was used by direct services between the Valencia region and Andalucia but there are none as at December 2020. It is not known if this is a temporary situation during the Covid pandemic and whether or not services will resume.

Variante de Vandellós: Camp de Tarragona/Vila-Seca – L'Ametlla de Mar (Vandellós)

[ERT669] (ERA-E 22C3; ERA-R 48B5) ES21/38

This high speed line links the Madrid - Barcelona LAV with the classic Barcelona - València line. The line from Camp de Tarragona is UIC gauge and passes through a gauge changer at La Boella before the south <=> west curve from (Tarragona –) Vila-Seca joins at Bif La Feredat. The line to Vandellós is Iberian gauge but will eventually be converted to mixed gauge.

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  • The line from Camp de Tarragona is used by variable gauge main line services between Barcelona and València.
  • The curve from Vila-Seca is used by Iberian gauge Regional Express and Regional services between Tarragona and València or Tortosa.

València Area

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València Joaquin Sorolla

[ERT669] (ERA-E 23A2; ERA-R 49B5) ES21/39

Thee are two connections between València Joaquin Sorolla station and the 1668 mm gauge line from València Nord.

  • The more northerly (1668 mm gauge) is used by Alvia, Euromed and Intercity services to/from the Madrid, Alacant ans Barcelona lines. These pass through the gauge changer at Joaquin Sorolla station if they run via the high speed line from or to Madrid.
  • The more southerly (1435 mm gauge) is used only by AVE services to/from Castellón de la Plana or Vinaros, which make use of the mixed gauge track on the Barcelona line.

València San Isidre – València Fuente San Luis (Bif. Clasificación Valencia F.S.L.)

[ERT669] (ERA-E 23A2; ERA-R 49B5) ES21/40

This east <=> west connection links the classic València - Cuenca - Aranjuez line with the rail network in the Valencia area, pending the reconstruction of the direct curve between València San Isidre and València Nord. It is used by Cercanias C3 services between València and Utiel, a few of which are actually Media Distancia services between València and Madrid via Aranjuez. These trains reverse at València Fuente San Luis.

Buñol

[València C3] (ERA-E 23A2; ERA-R 49B3, not shown on either map) ES21/41

Buñol is a Y shaped station, with through platforms 1 and 2 curving away from terminal platform 4. It appears that trains normally use through platform 2 unless the presence of other trains requires use of platform 4 by trains starting or terminating at Buñol.

  • The following trains from/to València Nord have been observed using platform 4 in past years.

Arr 15:39; Dep 17:25.

  • The following trains from/to València Nord are thought to use platform 4. The compilers would appreciate confirmation of this.

Arr 10:18; Dep 13:50. One of the arrivals at 21:01 or 21:34, and also at 22:42 and 23:29, stable in platform 4

La Encina avoiding line: Moixent (Bif. Alacant) – Caudete

[ERT672] (ERA-E 23B2; ERA-R 49C1) ES21/42

This east <=> south curve is used by trains between València and Alacant.

Note that the two lines run parallel for quite a long way north of Caudete but with no physical connection until Caudete station.

Xàtiva – Moixent

[València C2, ERT668] (ERA-E 23A2-B2; ERA-R 49B3-C3) ES21/43

There are two separate routes on this section of the 1668 mm gauge Madrid - València main line. Cercanias services are booked to use the original alignment via L’Alcúdia de Crespins whilst all other services use the new double track main line further south, in places almost 2 km distant.

Sevilla Area

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(Córdoba –) La Rinconada (Majarabique) – Majarabique cambiador de ancho – Sevilla Santa Justa (Bif. Los Naranjos)

[ERT660] (ERA-E 21C4, not shown; ERA-R 42A1) ES21/44

This connection off the high speed line north of Sevilla is used by through Alvia trains between Madrid Atocha and Cádiz. It was also used by through trains between Madrid and Huelva, calling at Sevilla Santa Justa. However, none are running as at December 2020.

{Córdoba –) La Rinconada (Majarabique) – Majarabique cambiador de ancho – Carrión de los Céspedes (Bif. San Jerónimo)

[ERT671] (ERA-E 21C4; ERA-R 42A1) ES21/45

This connection off the AVE high speed line north of Sevilla is used by those through Alvia services between Madrid Atocha and Huelva via Córdoba which do not call at Sevilla Santa Justa. Note that there are also other services between Madrid Atocha and Huelva which run via Zafra, and hence do not call at Sevilla Santa Justa, but do not use this route.

SX 2384 Madrid Atocha - 19:52 Córdoba - Huelva
SSuX 2285 08:00 Huelva - Madrid Atocha
SO 2205 10:25 Huelva - Madrid Atocha
SuO 2365 16:20 Huelva - Madrid Atocha


(La Rinconada (Majarabique) –) Bif. Tamarguillo – Bif. La Negrilla and La Salud-Aguja km. 10,2 – La Salud

[ERT671] (ERA-E 21C4; ERA-R 42A1-B1) ES21/46

This route bypassing Sevilla to the east is thought to be used by through Alvia services between Madrid Atocha and Cádiz which do not call at Sevilla Santa Justa.

A 2164 16:15 Madrid Atocha - Cádiz
B 2175 Cádiz - 18:05 Jerez de la Frontera - Madrid Atocha

A: This train has not been observed but this is thought to be its normal route.
B: This train has been observed taking this route and it is believed this is its normal route.

The compilers would be grateful for confirmation of the routing

Córdoba (Bif. Cambiador Alcolea) – Alcolea cambiador de ancho – Alcolea (Alcolea-Aguja km 431.9)

[ERT661] (ERA-E 21B4; ERA-R 46A2) ES21/47

This connection links the high speed line east of Córdoba with the ‘classic’ main line via Linares-Baeza. It is used by the following trains:

697 Barcelona Estacio De França - 17:54 Andujar - Sevilla Santa Justa
694 Sevilla Santa Justa - 10:13 Córdoba - Barcelona Estacio De França

Linares-Baeza (Espeluy-Aguja Km. 338.8) – Espeluy (Espeluy-Aguja Km. 340.1)

[ERT661] (ERA-E 21B5; ERA-R 46A4) ES21/48

This, the north curve of the Espeluy triangle, is the former broad gauge main line between Madrid and Sevilla. Almost all trains run between Madrid and Jaén via the east curve and between Córdoba and Jaén via the west curve. The only trains via the north curve are:

697 Barcelona Estacio De França - 17:14 Linares-Baeza - Sevilla Santa Justa
694 Sevilla Santa Justa - 11:22 Espeluy - Barcelona Estacio De França

Antequera-Santa Ana / Bobadilla Area

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Fuente de Piedra – Bobadilla (Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4)

[ERT673] (ERA-E 21C4, partly shown; ERA-R 46A5) ES21/49

There are two separate lines southwards from Fuente de Piedra:

  • the original western track ("Linea actual Córdoba - Malaga")

This was used by Media Distancia (MD; broad gauge) services between (Sevilla -) Pedrera and Malaga, bypassing Antequera-Santa Ana. Since the Rio Blanco bridge, on the Sevilla line between Osuna and Pedrera, was washed away on 21 October 2018, trains have run only between Pedrera and Málaga, via Antequera-Santa Ana broad gauge platforms. This line therefore no longer has a service.

  • the newer eastern track ("Eje transversal de Andalucia")

This line takes a straighter alignment, almost 1 km away in places from the “Linea actual Córdoba - Málaga”, and serves Antequera Santa Ana broad gauge platforms. It is used by one Media Distancia (MD; broad gauge) service each way between Pedrera and Málaga, the truncated remainder of the Sevilla <=> Málaga service. It was used by MD Sevilla <=> Granada services prior to 21 October 2018. The southernmost portion between Antequera Santa Ana broad gauge platforms and Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4 is also used by Algeciras <=> Antequera Santa Ana MD services, which start and terminate at Antequera Santa Ana. However there are no such trains running as at December 2020.

Antequera Santa Ana (standard gauge platforms) – Antequera cambiador de ancho – Antequera (Antequera-Santa Ana Aguja km 50.4)

[ERT673] (ERA-E 21C4, not shown; ERA-R 46A5) ES21/50

This connection off the high speed line is used by through Altaria services between Madrid Atocha and Algeciras and by Media Distancia services between Granada and Algeciras.

Other sparse services

The following sections have services which are sparse, even by Spanish standards (fewer than three trains per day or runs on fewer than five days a week):

Cáceres – Valencia de Alcantara This line has no service as at December 2020 and is unlikely to reopen. It will be deleted from the list at the end of 2021 if it has not reopened by then.
Ourense – Santiago de Compostela (broad gauge line) One Regional service each way.
Salamanca La Alamedilla – Ciudad Rodrigo – Fuentes de Oñoro – Vilar Formoso [Portugal] The only train was the Madrid <> Lisboa Tren Hotel service, which is currently suspended.
Jaca – Canfranc Two trains each way
Ciudad Real – Puertollano (broad gauge) One Media Distancia train day each way; as at December 2020 running only 3 days per week. Note that there is a plentiful service on the roughly parallel high speed line.
Linares-Baeza – Moreda (– Benalua de Guadix) One Madrid – Almeria train each way. It is possible that this service may be diverted via Granada during 2021, leaving this line with no trains.
Huelva – Zafra One Regional service each way (SX) runs between Huelva and Jabugo-Galaroza. Three IC services per week (FSSuO) run between Huelva and Zafra (- Madrid).
Cazalla-Constantina – Zafra One Media Distancia train each way
FEVE Cistierna – Guardo – Balmaseda One train each way
FEVE Ferrol - Ribadeo – Navia - Cudillero One train each way
FEVE Llanes – Cabezón de la Sal One train each way
Valencia C1 Xeraco – Platja i Grau de Gandia Three trains per day on weekdays only
Cádiz C-1a Las Aletas – Universidad Trains run only during the university term, Monday to Friday

Deletions since previous edition

ES20/3 El Berrón west <> south curve Through Oviedo - Laviana trains discontinued
ES20/4A Bilbao: Basurto Hospital – Ariz El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo journeys between Bilbao and San Sebastian/Donostia were made by coach in 2020. None is scheduled in 2021 at present

See also