More about the AVE Huesca
In 1864, the first train station was built in Huesca with the aim of offering the Zaragoza - Huesca route. In 2001, that station was demolished, because it did not have any architectonic or artistic peculiarity that made it be preserved, and the new station of Huesca was constructed. It is a terminal station and it enjoys excellent functionality and it is also an intermodal station.
It was in 2003 when the important connection between Zaragoza and Huesca in international width was inaugurated and it is also called high speed line, despite not complying with the characteristics of a LAV. Altaria and Avant trains pass through its tracks. Thanks to this new line, the travel time between Madrid and Huesca and between Zaragoza and Huesca has been reduced. Before, for the journey from Madrid to Huesca, it took four hours and 40 minutes and now it takes two hours and forty minutes. Also, the route Zaragoza-Huesca went from one hour and 40 minutes to only 40 minutes of travel. Later, with the new trains of high speed that were put into service by Renfe, the route between Zaragoza-Huesca took 29 minutes, and still do today.
In 2001 the station of Huesca was inaugurated and this one has six tracks, four are of Iberian width and without electricity and the remaining two are tracks for the circulation of trains of high speed and are of standard width. The station is terminal and trains arrive and leave for services of Long Distance and Middle Distance. The station has a square floor plan and the lobby is at street level. Next door there is a hotel and several banquet halls. At the station you will also find all kinds of services, such as cafés, car rental service, restaurant, hotel and services adapted for people with reduced mobility. There is also a bus station.
In Huesca there is another station, the one of Canfranc, but it is in disuse. This station is very close to the border with France and it is very pretty. The access to France from Canfranc was disused in 1970 and S.N.C.F. put a bus for the transport of travellers by road. Today you can visit the station and learn about its history and everything that happened in its platforms, roads and lobby. The installation is in the process of restoration and combines several architectural styles.