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
Futuro túnel AV Atocha-Chamartín
0,0 Fut. est. subterránea AV P. de Atocha
0,0 Madrid P. de Atocha
LAV Madrid-Barcelona-F. francesa
Bypass hacia/desde LAV a Barcelona
14,3 Los Gavilanes
24,4 Parla
28,0 Futura LAV Madrid-Levante
35.3 Yeles
53.3 A talleres de mantenimiento de La Sagra
53.7 / 0.0 A LAV Madrid-Sevilla/Málaga
9.7 Río Tajo
20.8 Toledo
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 line shares the first 33 miles (53 km) with the LAV Madrid-Sevilla/Málaga to La Sagra line and then travels on a unique branch length of 13 miles (21 km) to the city of Toledo. Journey time is 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 Toledo 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]

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