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The Madrid-Barcelona AVE beats record in October

The increase in the transfer of managers and the rise of high speed traffic explain the increase

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The Madrid-Barcelona AVE beats record in October

The number of passengers in Madrid-Barcelona AVE corridor increased by 4.08% between 1 and 24 October compared to same period last year, coinciding with threat secessionist activated on October 1 and massive transfer of social Headquarters D And companies from Catalonia to or regions of Spain, according to RENFE figures.

In this way, railway Company expects to mark a record of occupation for this month of October in this corridor, and also to achieve an increase of 7.6% in its traffic in accumulated of first ten months of 2017, with respect to same period of previous year.

The figures of RENFE corroborate statements of Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna, that last October 19 admitted that re had been a "slight" increase of passengers in AVE Madrid-Barcelona, which blamed to consequences of transfer of seats Social business from Catalonia to capital as a result of independence challenge.

"This slight increase is perhaps attributable to large volume of workers and managers who have to use transportation to go to or communities as a result of business leakage." It is only reasonable explanation, because it is easily found that re has been a very significant decline in hotel reservations and occupation, minister said n.

The increase in demand of AVE has occurred in all routes. For example, in week of October 16-22, Madrid-Barcelona grew 5.9% on travel and 4.6% in revenues; The Madrid-Girona increased number of travelers by 13.2% and 17.2% in revenues; And Madrid-Lleida, a 20.85 in occupation and 19.6% in turnover.

The increase in traffic was concentrated mainly on weekdays (Monday to Friday), days in which train is used massively for work and business trips, which guarantees that cause of increase is having to do with transfer of dire Ctivos. In fact, 61.9% of total AVE travel in Figueres-Barcelona-Madrid relationship is related to work or business.

All routes

The increase in demand of AVE has occurred in all routes. For example, in week of October 16-22, Madrid-Barcelona grew 5.9% on travel and 4.6% in revenues; The Madrid-Girona increased number of travelers by 13.2% and 17.2% in revenues; And Madrid-Lleida, a 20.85 in occupation and 19.6% in turnover.

The increase in traffic was concentrated mainly on weekdays (Monday to Friday), days in which train is used in a massive way for work and business trips, which guarantees that cause of increase is having to do with transfer of DIRECTI You. In fact, 61.9% of total AVE trips in Madrid-Barcelona-Figueras relationship are for professional reasons. It should also be taken into account that increase in passengers in corridor has occurred in every month.

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