Madrid–Toledo high-speed rail line

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The LAV Madrid-Toledo is a Spanish high-speed rail line that connects the cities of Madrid and Toledo, a distance of approximately 46 miles (74 km).

LAV Madrid-Toledo
Tunnel under construction (Atocha-Chamartín)
0,0 Projected extension to Madrid Atocha railway station
0,0 Madrid Atocha railway station
Madrid–Barcelona high-speed rail line
Bypass to/from Barcelona line
14,3 Los Gavilanes
24,4 Parla
28,0 Madrid–Levante high-speed rail network
35.3 Yeles
53.3 To the maintenance depot of La Sagra
53.7 / 0.0 Madrid–Seville high-speed rail line
9.7 River Tagus
20.8 Toledo

The service was inaugurated in 2005.

AVE train Class 112 entering the railway station of Toledo in 2011. The circulation of trains of this class on this line was discontinued a few months after.

Route[edit]

The route shares the first 33 miles (53 km) with the Madrid–Seville high-speed rail line. From La Sagra trains for Toledo travel on a dedicated branch line of 13 miles (21 km) to the terminus in Toledo. The trip takes thirty minutes.

Features[edit]

The new portion of the line was designed to support maximum speeds of 270 km/h, which is also the maximum speed allowed by the common core shared with the LAV Madrid-Sevilla/Málaga.[1] Like all Spanish LAV's, the line has a track gauge of 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge and is electrified at 25 kV AC.

Toledo Station[edit]

The arrival of high speed rail to Toledo made clear the need to adapt the station to new needs. This was done by rehabilitating the historic station building, designed by architect Narciso Claveria in the Neo-Mudéjar style and opened in 1919.

Other amenities include an outdoor parking area. The lot is paved, lit, and covers an area of 7,500 square meters with capacity for 325 vehicles.[2]

Special Features[edit]

A highlight of the line is a one-mile viaduct spanning the Tagus River and the Valdecir stream.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Online Features Ferropedia".
  2. ^ a b "Line details online at ADIF.". Archived from the original on 2008-12-23.