High speed train Madrid-Barcelona to open in Dec

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2 August 2007, MADRID - José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced the high-speed AVE train between Madrid and Barcelona will open on 21 December, after years of delay.

2 August 2007

MADRID - José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero announced the high-speed AVE train between Madrid and Barcelona will open on 21 December, after years of delay.

The AVE train, which has been beset by delays caused by political squabbling, should finally connect Spain's two biggest cities.

But campaigners oppose its route, saying it will undermine Antoni Gaudi's famously unfinished temple La Sagrada Familia.

Seville, in contrast, was connected by AVE train to Madrid in 1992.

Zapatero also announced the investment of EUR 500 million to broaden Barcelona airport by 2010 to have three runways.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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