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High speed rail in Spain is more popular than the airplane

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Thank you for posting this! I wish someone would read it aloud to Governor Scott, tho at this point its to late to fix the stupid:-/

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High speed train overtakes airplane as means of internal transport in Spain

Alta Velocidad Española

Xinhua

MADRID– The long distance train overtook air travel as a means of internal transport for Spaniards, it was confirmed on March 13, 2014.

Spain’s national Institute of Statistics confirmed that in January 2014, 1.8 million people used aircraft as a means of traveling from one Spanish City to another, while 1.9 million preferred to use high-speed train.

The number of air passengers continues to fall and the number of travelers in January was 7.3 percent down on January 2013 (the 28th consecutive month in which air passenger numbers have fallen for domestic flights), while the number of people preferring to ‘let the train take the strain,’ was up 22 percent.

One of the main reasons for the increased popularity in rail travel, which comes despite the tragic accident in the city of Santiago de Compostela which killed…

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