October 10, 2017

This year marks 25 years of high-speed rail in Spain.

The country’s first high-speed line, a link from the central capital of Madrid to the southern region of Andalucía, opened for service in April 1992. The 300-mile line passes through rugged, mountainous terrain, requiring 31 bridges (totaling more than six miles) and 17 tunnels (nearly 10 miles worth).