Arco is a commercial passenger train service operated in Spain
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by Renfe Operadora
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. Arco fully renovates and refurbishes Renfe's B11x-10200 series of passenger trains. New bogies, capable of working at 220 km/h, were added. The bogies are modified versions of model GC-1 by CAF, also known as GC-3, allowing a higher degree of comfort at higher speeds.
RoutesThe Arco passenger trains work on the line Barcelona
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- Sevilla - Badajoz
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, with the train known as Arco García Lorca
Federico García Lorca
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; and since May 5, 2008, they also cover the line Basque Country
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- Galicia, known as Arco Camino de Santiago.
Until May 2, 2008, the trains were operating on the Mediterranean corridor, between Barcelona, Alicante
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. There was also an Arco train service from Porbou / Cerbere (France) and Valencia Nord.
- Operated lines: Mediterranean Corridor Levante, Basque Country-Galicia
- Manufacturers: Renfe, CAF
- Units manufactured: 41
- Year established: 1999
- Top speed: 220 km/h
- Commercial Speed: 200 km/h
- Beam heating: Yes, 3 kV (CC)
- Gauge: 1,668 mm