History of Spanish trains

In Spain, on October 28, 1848, the first railway was inaugurated: the Barcelona-Mataró line, which was operated by José María Roca and Miguel Biada, who had the opportunity to learn about and test this new invention in Cuba. It was built in a year, although a new bridge over the Bezos River and the construction of the Mongat Tunnel were required. Then the Madrid-Aranjuez line that was inaugurated by Isabel II on February 9, 1851, and also have stations in Aranjuez in Getafe, Pinto, Valdemoro, Cempozuelos. The Madrid-Seville line is one of the most avant-garde of the Spanish railway, since it has connected these cities by train since the 1860s.

picture of Atocha-Sol station picture of the first train in Spain

In the distance is the Stockton-Darlington railway, the first public-use train opened in September 1825. Gone are old equipment, such as the steam locomotive introduced by Hojn Blenkinson in 1812. It was the first mass-produced train line in the Leeds-Middleton area and still exists as a tourist attraction. Some time later in 1927 the first driverless railway was inaugurated. In the UK, it can be said that it is the home country of the railways.

picture of London Victoria station picture of Clitheroe station (United Kingdom) facade of Clitheroe station (United Kingdom)

Converted train stations

Rabanera Station

Although there has been a technological and structural advance in terms of trains, there have also been some unsuccessful expansion attempts and some stations, not having a stable project, have become a type of hotels, museums and even on greenways, using the same infrastructure as the station.

For example we find the Rabanera del Pinar station, located in Burgos, which began its service in 1929. But a few years later in 1984 it stopped providing its services. But since 2003 the station is a rural tourism center.

picture of Rabanera station picture of Rabanera station

Murcia-Caravaca Station

The construction of the Murcia-Caravaca railway began in 1925 and ended about six years later, although it was not inaugurated until 1933. Because it was a business that was not profitable at all, in the early 90s its services were closed.

And it was not until the end of the nineties, more exactly in 1998, when this route became a greenway and some old stations were rehabilitated as shelters.

picture of Murcia-Caravaca station picture of Murcia-Caravaca station

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