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Can Spain’s AVE Train Kill the Airplane?
Posted By Jorge Chapa On March 4, 2008 @ 4:48 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 15 Comments
When we think of air travel, what usually comes to mind is the cramped seats, bags of peanuts, and annoyance of checking luggage. But if Spain has its way, their brand new high speed train network may just make all that obsolete. The newly-open for business AVE S103 service  will take you from Madrid to Barcelona in two and a half hours, just a tad longer than a standard carbon-spewing jet.
Spain’s brand new AVE train might just be the coolest way to travel from Madrid to Barcelona. And as if that wasn’t enough, the company promises to reimburse your ticket if the train is more than 5 minutes late. Combine this with the fact that traveling by train produces four times less pollution than an airplane, and well, we wonder, why shouldn’t we take the train?.
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 AVE S103 service: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/02/spain.railtravel
 AVE S103 train: http://www.siemens.com/Daten/siecom/Spain/Transporte/Internet/Transporte/WORKAREA/esedts1/templatedata/Espanol/file/binary/AVE20S20103_1_1166781.pdf
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