Did you know Spain has the world's second largest high-speed rail network?...

Chase Brown
Chase Brown

As of August 2017, the Spanish AVE system is the longest HSR network in Europe with 3,240 km (2,010 mi)[3] and the second longest in the world, after China's
Did you know Spain has the world's second largest high-speed rail network? Would you like to go to Spain and ride a train?

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Gabriel Ross
Gabriel Ross

Seriously, who trusts Meds engineering?

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Ayden Flores
Ayden Flores

I trust it more than Chink trains.

Asher Phillips
Asher Phillips

So would I but that's honestly very low standard to compare.

Robert Hernandez
Robert Hernandez

We also have some good "extreme" trains. Rack railways and funiculars. We have a bunch in Catalonia.

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Ayden Reyes
Ayden Reyes

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Jacob Gomez
Jacob Gomez

chuff chuff

youtu.be/rc-ad_bntxs

Hudson Parker
Hudson Parker

you since your high speed train is from french origin..

Christopher Brown
Christopher Brown

As of August 2017, the Spanish AVE system is the longest HSR network in Europe with 3,240 km (2,010 mi)[3] and the second longest in the world, after China's
corruption between construction companies and the government

Joseph Gray
Joseph Gray

Ave Trains are comfy frens

Grayson Brown
Grayson Brown

Did you know Spain has the world's second largest high-speed rail network?
Yes, I built Talgo software once
Would you like to go to Spain and ride a train?
And eat my way from San Sebastian to Cadiz and back? It's on the bucket list.

Christopher Rivera
Christopher Rivera

Yes, I built Talgo software once
was it outsourced?

Jack Long
Jack Long

NOBODY in this world makes their own software.

Josiah Thompson
Josiah Thompson

There is one single thing we do right, and it's infrastructure. We spend too much money on it.

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Owen Price
Owen Price

Yes, Talgo trains were developed by Bombardier, back then they had their engineering in Switzerland. I had the high honor to do months of software testing and also had a hand in selecting the rear view camera.

Oliver Nelson
Oliver Nelson

clever Meds

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Andrew Campbell
Andrew Campbell

That would imply people see the French as meds(as in Greeks, Italians, Spaniards; people who need to pay denbts) and not their own thing.

Gabriel Scott
Gabriel Scott

Spain is catching up.

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Hudson Clark
Hudson Clark

wtf is this and why is the Netherlands not top 5????

Luke Barnes
Luke Barnes

quality of service: the highest (2.1)
intensity of use: the 3rd lowest (1.0)
lol, they are right when they say we spend too much money on the AVE.

Julian Wright
Julian Wright

but France is med as well

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

Yeah I've heard that every little village on the way has it's own station.

Landon Reed
Landon Reed

i want to know how our government spends the money
and it has cost a lot millions to us, fabolous

Asher Diaz
Asher Diaz

why are we so high? this doesn't make any sense? we hardly have trains compared to some of these other countries (even below us on the ranking)

Mason Powell
Mason Powell

Talgo is an independent company and nobody is going to tell you how they spend their money lol. IT outsourcing is the most retarded waste of money on the planet but there's nothing you can do to stop it really.

Nicholas Bell
Nicholas Bell

Yes, it was expensive, but your rear view camera on the Talgo 350 will survive the fall and second rise of mankind.

Brody Collins
Brody Collins

yeah, there are many stations in the way which have pretty much been permanently closed because because there isn't a lot of demand for them. But meanwhile the money to build the station has already been spent. Pic related, the closest city (with 42k people) is 20km away from this station.

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Brandon Jackson
Brandon Jackson

Spain collected more money from the EU infrastructure budget than Germany, France, Britain and Italy combined.

Grayson Carter
Grayson Carter

European railway performance index

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Nolan Kelly
Nolan Kelly

what a waste of money

Jaxson Long
Jaxson Long

I have been on Spanish trains. They're fine, better than ours, though that's not saying much.

Sebastian Cruz
Sebastian Cruz

Talgo is an independent company and nobody is going to tell you how they spend their money lol
of course, but my country buys their shitty trains

Jaxson Bennett
Jaxson Bennett

All you can do is inquire why the Spanish government chose to buy from Talgo instead of other European companies based on price and performance.

Dylan Green
Dylan Green

You don't understand, user. One station just happened to be opened in lands that belonged to the then minister of Education and later president of Madrid region. Another station just happened to be opened in lands that belonged to the family of the guy who presided over Catalonia for over 20 years. There is nothing to see here, move on.

Alexander Watson
Alexander Watson

they use german trains, i think

Andrew Hernandez
Andrew Hernandez

To be fair, Spain needs more of it than France, Italy or Germany because it's a relatively big country with a more montainous terrain and Spain has lacked infrastucture during a lot of time compared to other European countries, the money was badly spent because the goverment focused in fast trains that are now too expensive for many people so they prefer other media of transport over AVE, aside from the other shady things that other Spanish anons have said.
But at least Spain's economy is catching up to other European countries, we have more GDP per capita than Italy now (ft.com/content/90d28bbc-43c2-11e8-803a-295c97e6fd0b), but I think it has more to do with Italian incompetence that with Spanish competence.

Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter

Talgo trains were developed by Bombardier,
do you work directly for bombarbier?

Wyatt Brooks
Wyatt Brooks

you since your high speed train is from french origin..
Right. We had two options then: japanese Shinkansen and yours. Our government decided to adopt yours because to adopt the japanese tech we needed all our existing railways to be replaced. It was also the time when anti-japanese sentiment in our country was still high so our government making major deals with Japan would bring massive public backlash. Having said all, it was the japanese one however that is more suitable to our landscapes and other factors.

Wyatt Cooper
Wyatt Cooper

And this is how cancer looks like, this is why I'm happy I don't pay taxes

Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

how many politicans are living like god with our money, think about it

Lucas Torres
Lucas Torres

I don't pay taxes
?

Hunter Moore
Hunter Moore

I think about it too much and it doesn't make me any good so I'd rather not
don't work/own property/buy things other than food == don't pay taxes

Mason Morales
Mason Morales

European railway performance index
Is there some similar graph for roads/highways?

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Justin Russell
Justin Russell

this is just total length and pic is per millon people, is the closest thing I have.

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Evan Sanchez
Evan Sanchez

Tren Articulado ligero Goicoetxea Oriol
Guess Why? Talgo & Renfe has been on stretched term since forever & the Oriol Family keep a big chum of the company now day.

Zachary Brown
Zachary Brown

From what year is this map?

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Cooper Adams
Cooper Adams

buy things other than food
Food has a 4 % VAT

Jason Allen
Jason Allen

I think it uses this list as a source
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_road_network_size
The list itself has different years for every country.

Brayden Hernandez
Brayden Hernandez

wow imagine jumping in front of it

Easton Young
Easton Young

kek wtf, we deserve our denbts
528km of new highways in construction right now
stop

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Wyatt Gonzalez
Wyatt Gonzalez

528km of new highways in construction right now.
Damn, is there any legitimate reason why do you need so many motorways? It seems you are building it only for politicans so they can steal some money out of it. Does eu give a fuck about that or your government is in the bed with Germany and France so they don't care?

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Ayden Watson
Ayden Watson

It's the only thing we do kinda right.

Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen

Infrastructure is good though. You should be fucking happy that you get new roads and shit. We don't even have trains to our whole country and the roads are falling apart...

Joshua Jones
Joshua Jones

There are many places where they aren't really needed, and those are usually the ones which make it into the news. Most highways usually have a purpose, construction has always been one of the "engines" of the spanish economy, and also because of the way our cities are built (very dense and not a lot of sprawl, which means there is plenty of space around to build new infrastructure without knocking down stuff) and pretty low amount of NIMBYs means these projects get greenlighted pretty quickly.

Justin Wood
Justin Wood

Spain needs more motorways per capita due to the geography and low dense population (compared to other European countries like Germany), the problem is that, even if that extra infrastructure that is being built is useful, would it be more useful if we spend the money elsewhere? Would it be more useful if we had less taxes instead? Could it possible that part of the reasons goverment build roads is to give money to friendly corporations that then pay them back? I don't know to be honest, I don't have all the answers, but I can understand why someone would think that more roads aren't the best thing to do.

Jonathan Gutierrez
Jonathan Gutierrez

Isn't the central part of Spain or most of Castile region of rough and high terrain? Madrid is actually the only big city while the rest areas has very low population density and cities that exist there are just medium to small sized. Which was quite a surprise to me when I learned about it because Castilla is viewed as the political center of Spain.

Kayden Taylor
Kayden Taylor

It was used to stole public money, and when they asked where the millions went they were forced to make something to hide the fact that it costed 7 times it's initial proposed cost.

Isaiah Reyes
Isaiah Reyes

Comfy

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