First private #AVE Operator in Spain, among the Three Largest in Europe

ILSA  (Intermodalidad de Levante SA), the company formed by the partners of the airline Air Nostrum and Trenitalia, has signed this Monday with Adif the framework agreement that makes it the first Spanish high-speed private operator, at the  beginning of the process of  liberalization of passenger rail transport . 

It will start its operations in 2022 and, in a first phase, it will  commercially exploit the AVE routes that link Madrid with Barcelona, ​​Madrid with Levante and Madrid with Andalusia .

In this sense,  ILSA will operate in the three corridors that currently connect the capital of Spain with the cities of Alicante, Barcelona, ​​Córdoba, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza . Later, it will extend its network of destinations as new AVE routes are opened.

By virtue of the signed agreement,  ILSA will operate 32 daily routes between Madrid and Barcelona (16 frequencies in each direction), which will allow it to offer trains every hour,  both for the business and leisure segments, on  the most important railway route by volume of the country with more than 5 million travelers in 2019.

ILSA will operate in Spain with a  fleet of 23 totally new state-of-the-art Frecciarosa 1000 trains  (V300 Zefiro Hitachi Bombardier) with the most avant-garde technology for a maximum level of operational reliability and passenger comfort.

“ILSA’s proposal aims to revolutionize the High Speed ​​sector with a focus on people that enriches the traveling experience,” they point out from the company, adding that for this they will  develop an operational excellence plan in safety and punctuality. It will be accompanied by a “creative commercial proposal close to the client that will have one of its pillars in intermodality”, they have pointed out.

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