Cuenca–Fernando Zóbel railway station

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Cuenca-Fernado Zóbel
Coordinates 40°4′0″N 2°8′0″W / 40.06667°N 2.13333°W / 40.06667; -2.13333Coordinates: 40°4′0″N 2°8′0″W / 40.06667°N 2.13333°W / 40.06667; -2.13333
Owned by adif
Line(s) Madrid–Levante high-speed rail line
History
Opened December 2010
Electrified Yes

Cuenca – Fernando Zóbel Railway Station (IATA: CEJ) is the new railway station in Cuenca, Spain, located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the city centre. It is not to be confused with the historical train station, still in operation and located much closer to the city centre. The station is named after painter Fernando Zóbel to commemorate his links to the city. It occupies 3.950 square metres (42.52 sq ft) with 8.900 square metres (95.80 sq ft) of parking space. It is operated by RENFE and part of Adif and high-speed rail systems.

Facilities[edit]

Cuenca, Spain is a popular day or weekend trip from Madrid, to which it is very well connected. On 2010 December 19 a new AVE (high-speed rail) link was established on the Madrid–Levante high-speed rail line between Madrid – Atocha station and Cuenca – Fernando Zobel station, providing travellers with frequent connections everyday, and reducing the journey time to only 50 minutes.

RENFE also operates a much cheaper, non high-speed service taking 3 hours going from Madrid (note that from Monday to Thursday, the train actually departs from the also touristic city of Aranjuez, although the Cercanías connection from Madrid to Aranjuez is included within the same ticket) and stopping at the historical station of Cuenca (much closer to the city centre, although not connected by rail to the high-speed station).

Auto-Res, a bus operator belonging to the Avanza Bus group, links Madrid to Cuenca with a 2-hour or 2:30 hour trip duration.

Services[edit]

Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
Terminus
AVE
toward Alicante
AVE
AVE
Terminus
Terminus
Alvia
toward Vinaroz
toward Gijón
Alvia
toward Alicante
toward A Coruña
Alvia
toward Pontevedra
Alvia
toward Santander
Alvia