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RENFE Class 130 train at Alicante railway station.

Alvia is a high speed train in Spain used by RENFE for long distance service. The trains are unique in their ability to use both Iberian gauge and standard gauge, which allows them to utilize the recently constructed high-speed lines in part of the journey.

As of March 2009, RENFE Class 120 and RENFE Class 130 trains are in service. Class 120 trains are used on the routes from Madrid to Pamplona, Logroño, Irún, and Hendaye, and between Barcelona and Vigo, Irún, Bilbao.[1] Class 130 trains are employed on the routes from Madrid to Alicante, Gijón, Santander, Bilbao, Irún, and Hendaye.[1]


  1. ^ a b Alvia train types

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