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Nuevo Acceso Ferroviario a Andalucía
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Málaga-Córdoba high-speed rail line marked in blue.
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Futuro túnel AV Atocha-Chamartín
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0,0 Fut. est. subterránea AV P. de Atocha
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0,0 Madrid P. de Atocha
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Junction to left
LAV Madrid-Barcelona-F. francesa
Junction from left
Bypass hacia/desde LAV a Barcelona
Track change
14,3 Los Gavilanes
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24,4 Parla
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28,0 Futura LAV Madrid-Levante
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35,3 Yeles
Junction to right
53,7 La Sagra, Bif. LAV a Toledo
Bridge over water
63,4 Río Tajo
Track change
73,7 Ablates
Non-passenger station on track
89,5 Mora
Track change
104,9 Los Yébenes
Non-passenger station on track
119,7 Urda
Track change
130,1 El Emperador
Track change
149,6 Malagón
Station on track
170,7 Estación de Ciudad Real
Large bridge
171.0 Viaducto Ciudad Real
Non-passenger station on track
196,56 Calatrava
Station on track
209,81 Estación de Puertollano
Track change
225,4 Brazatortas
Non-passenger station on track
244,5 Venta la Inés
Non-passenger station on track
267,3 Conquista
Bridge over water
Guadalmez
Non-passenger station on track
285,2 Villanueva de Córdoba
Track change
293,9 Arroyo del Valle
Enter and exit short tunnel
300.0 Piedras de la Sal
Enter and exit short tunnel
304,8 Churretes Bajos
Track change
317,8 Adamuz
Bridge over water
Río Guadalquivir
Station on track
345,2 Estación de Córdoba-Central
Bridge over water
Río Guadalquivir
Junction to left Track turning from right
358.0/0.0 Bifurcación LAV a Málaga
Track change Straight track
363,0 Almodovar del Río
Non-passenger station on track Straight track
387,1 Hornachuelos
Track change Straight track
408,9 Peñaflor
Non-passenger station on track Straight track
426,1 Guadajoz
Bridge over water Straight track
Río Guadalquivir
Non-passenger station on track Straight track
442.7 Cantillana
Non-passenger station on track Straight track
460.5 Majarabique
Junction to right Straight track
Cambiador de ancho Majarabique
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470,8 Sevilla Santa Justa
Bridge over water
5.8 Río Guadalquivir
Track change
7.7 La Marota
Large bridge
8.8 La Marota
Large bridge
11.6 Guadalmazar
Underbridge
25.6 Carretera N-IV
Non-passenger station on track
34.6 Santaella
Bridge over water
37.8 Arroyo del Salado
Bridge over water
43.5 Rio Cabra
Large bridge
50.2 Ingeniero
Bridge over water
54.9 Rio Genil
Station on track
61.4 Estación de Puente Genil-Herrera
Bridge over water
75.3 Rio Yeguas
Underbridge
89.2 Carretera A-92
Enter and exit tunnel
93.1 Túnel Sierra Humilladero
Station on track
96.6 Estación de Antequera-Santa Ana
Junction to right
97.7 a cambiador de ancho Santa Ana
Bridge over water
100.4 Rio Guadalhorce
Enter and exit tunnel
106.6 Túnel Gobantes
Enter and exit tunnel
110.8 Túnel Abdalajis
Bridge over water
118.4 Arroyo Piedras
Track change
121.4 Alora
Bridge over water
122.5 Arroyo Espinazo
Bridge over water
123.4 Arroyo Jevar
Enter and exit tunnel
125.0 Alora
Enter and exit tunnel
126.5 Túnel El Espartal
Enter and exit tunnel
128.2 Túnel Tevilla
Enter and exit tunnel
130.4 Túnel Gibralmora
Enter and exit tunnel
133.3 Túnel Cártama
Large bridge
135.4 Viaducto
Non-passenger station on track
149.5 Los Prados
Enter and exit tunnel
152.8 Túnel entrada a Málaga
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154.5 Málaga María Zambrano

The Córdoba-Málaga high-speed rail line is a standard gauge railway line of 155km in length (the total distance between Córdoba and Málaga on the line is 170km[1]), inaugurated on 24 December 2007. Designed for speeds of 300 km/h (186 mph) and compatibility with neighbouring countries' rail systems, it connects the cities of Málaga and Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain. This is part of the rail-route Madrid-Malaga and is connected to Madrid-Sevilla high-speed rail line. The line also has stops at Puente Genil and Antequera that are served by the AVANT service. At the time the service opened, RENFE was running 22 trains daily between Madrid and Málaga.

The stations along the line are Córdoba Central, Puente Genil-Herrera, Antequera-Santa Ana and Málaga María Zambrano.

The line runs along a double track section in the few kilometres after Córdoba Central and later becomes quadruple track. Eventually, just outside a town called Los Mochos (a few kilometres east-north-east of Almodóvar del Río), the Seville and Málaga branches become separate[2].

The line runs through precipitous terrain in the Sierra Nevada and several viaducts and tunnels were necessary to complete the connections, including the Guadalhorce viaduct (574m), the Tunnels del Abdalajís (the 3rd longest in Spain after the Guadarrama and Pajares tunnels at 8970m in the Cordillera Bética), the Arroyo de las Piedras viaduct (1208m long and 93.4m high, making it the highest viaduct along the line), the Arroyo del Espinazo y Jévar viaducts (the longest viaduct along the line when the two are considered together) and the Álora, Espartal, Tevilla, Gibralmora and Cártama tunnels that exist in a long chain. The precipitous terrain is one possible reason why the Córdoba-Seville section was opened in 1992, but the Córdoba-Málaga section wasn't opened until December 1997.

The AVANT services transport passengers directly from Seville to Málaga and vice-versa, with intermediate stops at Puente Genil-Herrera and Antequera-Santa Ana stations between Córdoba and Málaga. The AVE service (using the AVE Class 103) offers Madrid-Málaga journey times of 2 hours and 30 minutes with direct services. The average speed of 205km/h for this journey is not particularly high (the fastest Madrid-Barcelona journey is 2 hours and 38 minutes over 621km, giving an average speed of 236km/h): - trains are restricted to 200km/h in the Sierra Morena (here, the curvature drops as low as 2300m, meaning the maximum safe speed without tilting technology is approximately 226km/h[3]) and the terrain also results in a small curvature between Córdoba and Málaga.

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