posted on 15th Jun 2023 15:08
On 15 July 2023, with all 20 of its Class 109 Frecciarossa EMUs now in service, Iryo introduced a stop at Camp de Tarragona on specific Madrid to Barcelona services. On weekdays the 09.16 from Madrid-Atocha, which calls at Zaragoza at 10.32, stops at Camp de Tarragona at 11.29 en route to Barcelona. On Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to this train, the 19.25 ex-Madrid calls at Zaragoza at 20.41 and Camp de Tarragona at 21.38. From Barcelona-Sants, on weekdays and at weekends the 09.43 and 19.38 departures call at Camp de Tarragona at 10.14 and 20.19 en route to Madrid-Atocha.
The inaugural train on the 15th was the 09.15 ex-Madrid-Atocha. Upon arrival at Camp de Tarragona MITMA Secretary General Xavier Flores and Iryo CEO Simone Gorini, together with representatives from Adif AV and the CNMC, were met by Pau Ricomà, the Mayor of Tarragona, and were taken to the Roman amphitheatre in the city for a media event, at which Ricomà observed: "With the starting up of this service, we are opening the doors of our city to a new flow of visitors who will discover what Tarragona has to offer in the way of historic architecture, sandy beaches gastronomy and traditional fiestas - only a few of the various attractions which we want to share with our visitors during the whole year."