Renfe today announced the brand with which it will compete in the new low-cost offer for high-speed trains that arrives with the liberalization of this market at the end of 2020. It is called AVLO and will start shooting in April, with at least eight months of advantage over its rivals, the French SCNF and the Italian Treintalia.
The new 'low cost' AVE from Renfe will look purple as the main color, which will be complemented by three stripes on the tractor head in orange, white and pale blue tones, reports Europa Press ..
Renfe presented this Wednesday its new low-cost AVE in the workshops that the company has in Villaseca de la Sagra (Toledo), weeks before next January begins to sell tickets for the new service and in Holy Week begins its operation commercial.
Renfe's cheap AVE will begin to roll in the Madrid Barcelona corridor, the one that arouses most interest among operators when it comes to competing. Ticket sales could begin in January, although the Ministry of Development has not specified it, nor has it indicated the price range it will establish nor the number of trains that its new low-cost subsidiary will use.
The AVLO is a milestone in Spanish high speed, which has gone through different stages of commercialization until it reaches low cost. Renfe prices have fallen since 2012 due to the need for infrastructure to be more used and, even so, Spain is one of the countries that uses less high speed network. The liberalization will improve these figures with offers from new competitors such as SCNF, an operator with a greater operational and financial scale than Renfe and whose low-cost Ouigo service is already in operation in France.
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