A preview of the new train service which will be available on the Madrid ↔ Barcelona route from November 25th, hence the info below and the image above, being solely looked up on the iryo website.
Which country these trains operate in.
Food services available
Accessing the train
The selection of welcome drinks will include wines with dedicated regions of origin
Travellers in Infinita class will be served with a complimentary choice of meal from the high-end 'Bistro' menu
iryo offers its Gran Confort seats in Infinita class which are arranged 2 +1 aisle, which is typical of how the seating is arranged in first class on other European express trains.
Travellers can opt to pay to have the 'Market' menu served to them at their seats
iryo is offering its Singular Cafe class as the optimum on the move business service, but it's available to any traveller. It offers the same Gran Confort seats with the 2+1 layout as the Infinita class, but the key difference with the Infinita service is that Singilar Cafe ticket holders do not receive complimentary access to the Bistro catering menu.
As an alternative Singular Cafe ticket holders can opt to pay extra to have the 'Market' menu served to them at their seats.
Travel in Singular class and you can opt to pay extra to have the Market menu served to you at your seat
Singular Class has Confort seats arranged 2+2 across the aisle as is typical in Standard/2nd class on other European express trains.
The core difference between Singular Class and Incial Class is that travellers in Singular Class can opt to have the Maket Menu served to them, at an additional cost, so if you know in advance that you won't want to take advantage of this look carefully at the terms and conditions of the ticket.
That's because if you don't take advantage of the catering, the difference in price between the Singular and Incial classes is justified by the fact that the Singular Class tickets have more generous terms and conditions.
A catering trolley with hot and cold drinks and snacks should be taken through the train at some point during its journey.
Incial Class is equipped with the same Confort seats arranged 2+2 across the aisle as in Singular Class, but the key difference in the on-board experience is that in this Incial class, the at-seat catering is provided by a trolley service of hot/cold drinks plus snacks / sandwiches.
Though the tickets for travel in Incial Class also have the least generous terms and conditions.
iryo is partially owned by the Italian national rail operator, Trenitalia, hence it will be using the same high-end trains that Trenitalia uses for its Frecciarossa 1000 services in Italy.
Though the iryo trains will be have a different on-board ambience.
Something worth knowing when travelling by these iryo services is that each class of service on the train has its own ticketing terms and conditions.
Incial Class is cheapest, but if you pay extra to travel by Singular, Singular Cafe and Infinita Classes, the costs of doing so also include more generous ticketing terms and conditions, as well as the access to the additional on-board services.
Iryo offers six types of ticket:
Singular Cafe Flexible and Singular Flexible tickets
Singular Cafe Abierta
Seats will automatically be assigned when booking tickets for journeys by iryo services, but it seems as though rail pass users will not be able to reserve on iryo trains?
Iryo doesn't offer dedicated rates for child tickets.
Those aged 0-3 don't require a ticket if they travel on an adult's lap, but they will need a ticket if they are placed in a seat.
Children aged 4-13 travel at the 'standard' rate = the same price as Adult tickets.
All travel classes on iryo trains will offer an at-seat catering service, but how it is provided depends on the specific class you opt to travel by.
The iryo trains will also include an on board bar at which a Tapas Menu is available, which all travellers can access during a journey.
So travellers booking both types of 'Singular' service can opt to either pay for the Street Market Menu to be served at their seats, or leave their seats and purchase items from the Tapas Menu in the bar car.
All passengers will be able to access what iryo is describing as is in-flight entertainment program.
No matter what type of ticket booked the luggage allowance = 1 piece of hand luggage (36x27x15cm) and two pieces of larger luggage (85x55x35cm, with a total max limit of 25kg
Folded bikes can be taken into any part of the train as long as they occupy a space no larger than 90x120x40cm.
Non-folded bikes cannot be taken on iryo services, but they can't be transported on any other Spanish high speed train.
In common with the general policy for travelling with dogs on other Spanish high speed trains you can take a dog with you if it weighs less than 10kg and it is transported in a pet carrier
On the iryo trains the maximum size of the pet carrier is 60x35x35 cm, but this is in line with the national rail operator Renfe's policy.
Book an Infinita ticket to travel by iryo's services and a dog can be taken in the pet carrier at no additional charge, but dog tickets are required for travel in the other classes, they can be added to a booking for a flat rate of €10 per journey.
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