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Alicante railway station

Coordinates: 38°20′40″N 0°29′41.9″W / 38.34444°N 0.494972°W / 38.34444; -0.494972
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Alacant Terminal
Two AVE Class 100 trains at the Alicante terminal.
General information
LocationAvenida de Salamanca, Alicante
Coordinates38°20′40″N 0°29′41.9″W / 38.34444°N 0.494972°W / 38.34444; -0.494972
Owned byadif
Line(s)Alaris, Altaria, Alvia, Euromed, Talgo
L-1, L-2 (Valencia, Cartagena, Ciudad Real)
C-1, C-3 (Murcia, San Vicente del Raspeig)
Preceding station Ouigo España Following station
Albacete-Los Llanos Madrid to Alicante Terminus

Alicante Terminal (Valencian: Alacant Terminal) is the central railway station of Alicante, Spain. Commonly referred locally as the RENFE station, the station is part of Adif system, and is a terminal station.

The station accommodates RENFE long-distance and medium-distance trains, and it is the origin of lines C-1 and C-3 of Cercanías Murcia/Alicante (suburban trains). The station is not related to the narrow gauge railway Alicante-Dénia managed by FGV and part of the city's tram network.

In 2013, AVE (high-speed) railway reached Alicante. While a new intermodal station is to be constructed in place of the current terminal, a temporal terminal is to be utilized by the high speed trains.[2][3]


Alicante Terminal in 2005

The first train to Alicante arrived from Madrid on 4 January 1858. It took almost 10 years to construct a railway from Madrid to Alicante, which was carried out by Compañía de los Ferrocarriles de Madrid a Zaragoza y Alicante, a predecessor of RENFE. Passenger services began on 1 March 1858, but the official opening awaited the arrival of Queen Isabella II on 25 May 1858.[4]

The initial design of the stations along the Almansa-Alicante part of the railway was approved in 1853. Additional extensions to the projects were made in 1857. It was one of the largest terminals built in Spain in those years.[4]

Between 1967 and 1968 the original facade of the Alicante station was completely rebuilt.[4]

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Preceding station Renfe Operadora Following station
Albacete-Los Llanos AVE Orihuela-Miguel Hernández
Villena AV Terminus
Albacete-Los Llanos
towards León
Villena AV Avlo
Albacete-Los Llanos AVE
Villena AV Avlo Elche AV
Villena AV
towards A Coruña
Alvia Terminus
Villena AV
towards Gijón
Villena AV
towards Pontevedra
Villena AV
towards Santander
Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla Euromed
Elda-Petrer Intercity Elche-Parque
towards Cartagena
towards Miraflores
Intercity Sant Gabriel
towards Cartagena
Terminus Media Distancia
Sant Gabriel
Novelda-Aspe Media Distancia
Sant Gabriel
towards Cartagena
towards Ciudad Real
Media Distancia
towards Jaén
Media Distancia
Preceding station Cercanías Murcia/Alicante Following station
San Gabriel C-1 Terminus
Terminus C-3 Universidad de Alicante


  1. ^ "Adif - Información de estaciones - Alicante". ADIF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ La estación provisional del AVE podría mantenerse diez años., laverdad.es, 04.05.2010 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El AVE a Alicante se retrasa hasta finales de 2013, elpais.es, 12.06.2012 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ a b c 150 Year Anniversary of Madrid-Alicante Railroad Generalitat Valenciana (in Spanish)