THE Avant trains have carried over 10 million passengers since they were first commissioned in December 2004.
These high-speed trains are specifically designed for short journeys, unlike the AVE which covers longer distances.
In Andalucia, the trains carry commuters travelling between Sevilla, Cordoba, Puente Genil, Antequera Santa Ana and Malaga. Renfe offers sixteen Avant trains in the Sevilla-Cordoba-Malaga corridor on a typical working day, eight in each direction, with four trains that exclusively link Cordoba to the capital Sevilla.
The travel time between Sevilla and Malaga on one of these trains is just one hour and 55 minutes, and over 902,000 travellers used the service in 2016 alone.
Andalusia was the second region to have the Avant trains put into service, following Madrid. Currently, Renfe offers Avant services in nine different routes spread over high-speed lines throughout the country