Adif has reported that the circulation of the Madrid-Andalusia High-Speed ​​line will begin today at 10:30 a.m. in order to speed up the normalization of the railway infrastructure on the line after the DANA that has hit the center of the peninsula the most this weekend.

The public entity, in coordination with the railway companies that operate on the LAV Madrid-Andalucía, has finally decided to start the circulation of the first trains on the line on Tuesday at 10:30 am, as reported by the company in a statement.

With this, two objectives are pursued, as indicated by the company: to extend the circulation of trains on the line tonight until 2:30 a.m., in order for most of the planned services to reach their destination; and have more time to carry out the repair and maintenance work that would return the line to normality.

These works, which will begin at 3:00 a.m., will be mainly aimed at recovering the signaling and traffic management system (LZB) and replacing the damaged road after the passage of the DANA.

On Monday at 8:06 a.m., circulation was restored in Madrid-Andalusia relations, with speed limits between La Sagra and Yeles (Toledo). This section was interrupted yesterday by accumulation of water.

The line has suffered damage to the signaling and traffic management systems and to the tracks, which have been resolved during the day, although traffic has continued to develop with restrictions, mainly in the southbound direction.

In this context, too, the stations between Madrid and Andalusia along the line will remain open tonight for travelers and trains arriving at their destinations.

For its part, Renfe has mobilized more than 1,500 workers to reinforce its services in the face of cancellations and delays caused by the isolated depression at high levels (DANA) that has affected the central area of ​​the peninsula these days.

Specifically, customer service, staff on board trains, as well as support in management centers in all territories, system equipment and technology have been strengthened to enable free change and cancellation options, as well as in the maintenance bases to expedite the processes of entry and exit of trains in them.

In fact, as Renfe explains, since Saturday night it was already being reported through the different communication and customer service channels that damages derived from the storm could occur.

Despite the effects, more than 100,000 passengers have traveled normally on Renfe’s AVE, Avlo, Alvia, Euromed and Intercity trains.