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.
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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