A high-speed trainline that will take passengers between capital city Madrid and Murcia has been officially opened by the Spanish prime minister.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero himself tried the new vehicle, with authorities hopeful that the train will be used by people that are residents of or visitors to the capital to get to the beach.
The AVE high-speed train had a journey time of a little over two hours, with a short stop included, suggesting it is the perfect way for both residents and those enjoying a luxury Spanish holiday to get to Murcia and the beach.
According to Typically Spanish, the train that the prime minister was aboard can travel at speeds of up to 350 km/h, with usual daily service set to comprise of 11 trips either way.
This number will increase to 13 on Fridays and drop over the weekend, the website reports.
Mr Zapatero has been in office since winning the general election in 2004.
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