This is a way of planning a day at the beach for the inhabitants of several Castilian cities where the rush of the sea is far away. Renfe calls you ‘beach train’, and it is really difficult to baptize it better. It fulfills exactly that function: to facilitate the access of Castilians and Leonese to the beaches of Santander, Gijón and San Sebastián during the months of July and August.
The first Beach Train of 2021, departing from Valladolid, will arrive in Santander next Saturday, July 3, and will be available every Saturday, Sunday and holidays until August 29.
The service is carried out with trains of the 470 series, which have limited space for the transport of bicycles. It will leave Valladolid at 7.50 am. It will pass through Palencia at 8.27 am and will arrive in Santander at 11.25 am. The return journey will start in Santander at 8:20 p.m.
This train will also stop at the Venta de Baños, Frómista, Osorno, Herrera de Pisuerga, Alar del Rey, Aguilar de Campoo, Mataporquera, Reinosa and Torrelavega stations.
Another ‘Beach Train’ is the one that will join León and Gijón from July 1 to September 1 with a daily frequency in each direction. The Sanz Crespo terminal in Gijón has a pedestrian crossing that communicates directly with the Railway Museum and Poniente Beach. For surfers, San Lorenzo beach is a reference.
A third option -with the same dates- is the one that will link Miranda de Ebro with San Sebastián. From Vitoria you can also plan a trip to the beaches of San Sebastián, with the same dates as in the rest of the lines.