On November 21, we welcomed the new speed on iryo’s maiden voyage, together with our partners Air Nostrum and Trenitalia. An extraordinary trip in which the first Spanish private high-speed operator made its first trip connecting the cities of Madrid and Valencia.
This act, which began at the Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station in Madrid at 10:30 a.m., was attended by Raquel Sánchez, Minister of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda of the Government of Spain, María Luisa Domínguez, President of Adif , and a significant institutional and business representation that upon their arrival at the Joaquín Sorolla station in Valencia at 12:10 p.m., have been received by Ximo Puig, president of the Generalitat of Valencia.
During the institutional act, the president of Iryo and Air Nostrum, Carlos Bertomeu, highlighted the outstanding category of partners in this exciting project, whose knowledge and experience will make it possible for iryo to be a success story.
For her part, Minister Raquel Sánchez has welcomed iryo and stressed that with its liberalization, high speed becomes accessible to all citizens. She also highlighted that today the high-speed network in our country connects 70% of the population and will exceed 4,000 km before the end of the year, with an investment that has amounted to more than 60,000 million euros.
For his part, from Globalvia, our CEO, Javier Pérez Fortea, has highlighted the key role that iryo plays in the liberalization of high speed in Spain and how it has become a model for all of Europe. He has also pointed out: “we are taking an important qualitative leap within the new mobility, and we are also doing it in an excellent company and with the best and most accredited partners possible.”
The commitment to the user experience, sustainability, connectivity and multimodality are the hallmarks of iryo to offer a differential value in Spanish rail transport.