RENFE Evolves

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In late 2004, a ceremony was held in Madrid’s Atocha train station to abolish the monopoly of the Spanish National Railway Network (RENFE) and divide it into two state-owned companies: an operator, Renfe Operadora, to manage the transport of passengers and cargo, and an administrator, ADIF, responsible for the construction and maintenance of infrastructures, management of traffic and telecommunications, as well as the administration of assets, i.e. train stations and freight terminals.


This break-up of RENFE, along with the subcontracting of companies to manage the high-speed lines, meant new production and service challenges for MGN.

March 2, 2000
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