Trains to Barcelona will run “before summer”, announces Renfe

The train connection between Lyons and Barcelona, ​​which ceased in December, should get back on track “before the summer”, assures Renfe. The Spanish railway company, which took over this line and that between Madrid and Marseilles after the abandonment of the SNCF contract, announced on Monday to carry out tests without customers on board before developing its commercial offer.

On its Twitter account, the company also states that it continues to “work to obtain the security certificate [pour les deux lignes] to operate throughout France. It still needs to train its railway workers to be able to run its trains on the French lines.

Two round trips per day in the medium term

According to information from ParisianRenfe would start with six round trips per week on each line, to Lyon and Marseille, then two daily connections in the medium term.

SNCF abandoned the link with Lyon in partnership with Renfe on December 11, explaining this choice by “a health crisis which has greatly weakened the results of the entity since 2020”. Since then, the Spanish company has operated the TGV Paris-Barcelona on its own and has no competition for the capital of Gaul.

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