Information published on 14 February 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 278.

RENFE has been breaking the downward traffic trend since 2008:

In 2011 the number of passengers increased by 3% and freight traffic marked a return to growth

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RENFE carried 468 million travellers in 2011, up 3% compared to the previous year. This growth is equally shared between both commercial services (AVE trains and long distance) and public services (local and medium distance).

RENFE carried more than 17.3 million tonnes in 2011, up 7.8% compared to 2010. 14.4 million tonnes have been carried in domestic traffic and the remainder in international traffic, which means a 13% growth.

(Source: Renfe)