Requena-Utiel railway station

Requena-Utiel railway station is a railway station serving the Spanish towns of Requena and Utiel in the Valencian Community. It is served by the Spanish AVE high-speed rail system, on the Madrid–Levante high-speed rail network.

Requena-Utiel
Coordinates39°31′18″N 1°08′06″W / 39.5218°N 1.1349°W / 39.5218; -1.1349Coordinates: 39°31′18″N 1°08′06″W / 39.5218°N 1.1349°W / 39.5218; -1.1349
Owned byAdif
Operated byRenfe
Line(s)
History
Opened2010
ElectrifiedYes
Passengers
201826,043[1]

HistoryEdit

The station was built in 2010 at a cost of €12.4 million. It has been described as being "designed to favour rational use of energy. For this, energy efficiency, thermal insulation and energy saving criteria have been taken into account, so it will include thermal solar panels to produce hot water and photovoltaic panels to receive solar energy and transform it into electrical energy."[2] Since opening, the station has been criticised for being one of the least-used stations on the entire AVE network, with "less than 20 passengers a day" in 2016.[3]

ServicesEdit

Preceding station   Renfe Operadora   Following station
AVE
Terminus
Terminus
Avant
Terminus
Cuenca–Fernando Zóbel
toward Madrid Atocha
  Intercity   Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
toward Gandía
  Intercity   Valencia-Joaquín Sorolla
toward Vinaròs

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adif - Información de estaciones - Requena Utiel (Alta Velocidad)". ADIF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Progress on the Madrid–Levante high-speed line". Global Railway Review. 17 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  3. ^ "One in four AVE stations used by fewer than 100 passengers a day". El País. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 2 September 2019.