Q&A with Ángel García de la Bandera, Adif: High-speed rail in Spain

Posted: 28 March 2023 | | No comments yet

In this video interview, Ángel García de la Bandera, Deputy Director of South Stations at Adif, spoke to Global Railway Review about development of high-speed rail in Spain, its environmental benefits and the accessibility of high-speed train stations for individuals with reduced mobility.

At the UIC’s High-Speed Congress in March 2023, Global Railway Review interviewed Ángel García de la Bandera, Deputy Director of South Stations at Adif to understand more about how Spain’s high-speed rail network compares to those found in other countries in Europe, what the environmental benefits are of the country’s high-speed rail network, and what more can be done to ensure high-speed train travel is more attractive to encourage people to stop using their cars and instead take the train.

Ángel is an environmental engineer specialising in transport, with a PhD in Geography. After going through the private sector, he has more than 10 years of experience in the transport public sector. Ángel was Adif’s Capacity Management Director from 2018 to 2022, actively developing the strategy for opening up the railway market in Spain. He is currently Deputy Director of stations in the southern area of the Adif network, working on the challenge of adapting the stations to an open market.

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