Travelers using the Madrid-Galicia line experienced a reduction in travel times, when the Zamora-Pedralba high-speed section opens, corresponding to the Madrid-Galicia High Speed Corridor. In addition, with the completion of this section it is possible to use the Pedralba de la Pradería interchange to get to Orense.
With this commissioning, the travel time from Madrid to all the Galician capitals is reduced from 24 minutes to 1h 26 minutes.
The Madrid-Orense line becomes one of the most ERTMS level 2 kilometers in commercial service in Spain, as the operation of this technology begins on the Madrid Chamartín – Zamora – Pedralba. With the launch of these new 110 kilometers, 340 kilometers are exceeded with this technology on the line.