The Spanish high speed train (AVE)

Since December 2010, Spain is the first European country for
high speed tracks with 2 665 km !

It is a matter of fact that the Spanish Government has quickly embraced the AVE as its main mode of inter-city transportation. They plan on spending over 80 billion Euros in developing a high-speed rail system that will be able to take you across Spain and leave you at no more than 30 miles from your destination (at which point, you can simply take a regular train to your final destination).

On December, 19th, the AVE has linked Madrid to Valencia.
The cost of the substructures amounts to 6,6 billions (euro) with 387 km. The Pato (S - 112 from Talgo) has a velocity of 300 km/h, so Valencia is now at 95 minutes from Madrid, by Cuenca and Requena-Utiel (387 km) with 30 trains a day. The max speed allowed is 330 km/h (10 700 HP).As for the ticket, it will cost 32 euro(s) on the Web and 80 euro(s) at the stations. 

The S - 112 Talgo AVE has from 12 to 23 cars (carriages). With 12 cars, it is 200 m long (322 tons) and load 365 passengers (so, 357 tons). In fact, there are 294 passengers in "turista" class (6 cars and cafeteria car) and 71 seats in "club" class (5 cars).  

The all line to the South East of Spain (Linea de Levante : 955 km) amounted to 12,4 billions (79 bridges and 50 tunnels) and links 19 % of the inhabitants of Spain and 30 % of the RNB. The project has to create 242 000 jobs in 6 years.

Currently, there are several series of High speed trains that run the AVE service:

- S/100, manufactured by Alstom
- S/102, manufactured by Talgo and Bombardier
- S/103, manufactured by Siemens, marketed globally under the brand Siemens Velaro
- S/112, manufactured by Talgo and Bombardier

There are also other series of trains that are considered high-speed, but do not run under the AVE name. They run under the brand Alvia and Avant, and are variable gauge trains. They can run on high-speed lines at a maximum of 250 km/h (155 mph), and can also change between standard- and Iberian-gauge lines without stopping. The trains that are operated under the Alvia brand are:

- S/120, manufactured by CAF and Alstom
- S/130, manufactured by Talgo and Bombardier

In Trainz, you can find 3 Spanish High Speed Trains :

AVE S 100

The first has 4 cars : "Ave-1-0" (motor vehicle) with 3 others cars (Ave-1-1 to 1-3), you can see below on a station of my Madrid-Guadalajara track, I mean Coslada :

 mikado007 : kuid:109502:1000021, 22,23 and 26 (Ave-1-0 to 3) on TRS

The second has two cars, "Ave-2-Cabeza" (the motor vehicle) and "Ave-2-vagon-1" (in fact it seems to be the 1st S-100) :

mikado007 : kuid:109502:1000160 (Ave-2-Cabeza) and 1000161 (Ave-2-Vagon-1) on TRS

AVE S 103 This one just below is the AVE S103 train. It can hit speeds of 350 kilometer per hour at its peak. It can fit 400 passengers and will cost anywhere between 30 to 80 dollars, depending on the class on which you are traveling... with audio and video screens and Internet services.

In Trainz this 3rd AVE has 3 cars : "Ave-3-Cabeza", "Ave-3-Medio" and "Ave-3-Restaurante" :

Renfe AVE S:103 : Linea Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Sevilla/Málaga.
mikado007 : kuid:109502:1000030 to 34 (Ave-3-Cabeza, -Medio, -Restaurante...) on TRS

La Serie AVE S:103 o Velaro es un tren construido por Siemens y destinado grácias a su gran velocidad punta a los trayectos "directos" o "semidirectos" en la mayoría de las LAV's de larga distancia españolas. Este tren posee el record mundial de velocidad sobre railes en composición comercial, con una marca de 404 km/h alcanzados en la LAV Madrid-Barcelona.

But the "Pato" from Talgo has to be made ! Even if you can find a prototype on IberTrainz... but I have not tried it and it seems to need some reskin. I will try to make one Pato, but I need measures and some help. If you want to do it with me tell me on the right place below.