InterCity (Talgo) (Spain)

These Talgo trains are used on most Spanish express train routes, which don't use the high speed lines.

So the routes taken by Talgo trains, which have now been re-branded as InterCity (IC) services, are :

(1) Barcelona Franca - Barcelona Sants - Tarragona - Castelo de la Plana - Valencia Nord - Alicante - Murcia - Cartegana or Lorca

(2) Barcelona Franca - Barcelona Sants - Tarragona - Castelo de la Plana - Valencia Nord - Albacété - Cordoba - Seville

(3) Madrid - Alcazar de San Juan - Almeira

The coaches are shorter than typically used on other European express train services, which make for a pleasant on-board ambience.
The seats all face in the same direction in each coach/car - they should be rotated so that they face the direction of travel.
They also seem low prior to boarding, but once you're on board the coaches are spacious.

If you will be travelling long distance by these trains then taking food on board with you is recommended, the only catering on board is from a somewhat basic bar car.

Also note that these trains aren't equipped with Wi-fi or power sockets.

Only folded bicycles can be taken on board these IC  trains as hand luggage, but they must be placed in a travel case, or bag which can have a maximum height/width of 180cm.

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