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This Rail Maintenance Crew Has Plenty on its Plate

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This Rail Maintenance Crew Has Plenty on its Plate

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The tracks between Madrid and Barcelona cost over $10 billion dollars to build, a reflection of the route?s importance. As a result, maintenance crews work tirelessly to ensure there are no outages.

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The AVE 103 is the speed demon of Spain, racing passengers 386 miles from Madrid to Barcelona in just two and a half hours. But traveling at such high speeds also means high risks. Discover one of the fastest trains on Earth and the cutting-edge technology required to keep it running on time. Meet the men and women working on the front lines and see how they respond when a heavy snowstorm threatens to compromise the brake system, which could bring this ride to a grinding halt.

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