‘AVLO’, the low-cost AVE link, revealed: Purple trains with no VIP or buffet cars

AVLO

Transport board RENFE says Spain’s high-speed AVE rail link is about to launch a ‘low-cost’ service which will be called the ‘AVLO’.

Unlike the mainstream AVE trains, which are white, the ‘AVLO’ will be purple, and as tickets are much cheaper, will not have a buffet car or 1st class coaches.

Acting minister for public works José Luis Ábalos said the first of these will start on April 6, coinciding with Easter, and operate what is currently the busiest rail, road and air route in Spain between Madrid and Barcelona.