The Euskotren Basque Railway Museum’s summer timetable comes into force on Tuesday 2 July

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The Euskotren Basque Railway Museum’s summer timetable comes into force on Tuesday 2 July

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The Museum’s summer timetable comes into force on Tuesday 2 July and will be as follows:

• Tuesday to Saturday: from 10.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 4.00 to 7.30 p.m.

• Sundays and bank holidays (except Mondays): 10.30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.

The usual timetable for the steam train services on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays will remain unchanged. In other words, they will run at 12.30 and 6.00 p.m. on Saturdays and at 12.30 p.m. on Sundays and bank holidays.

In August, diesel-engine trains will also run from Tuesdays to Fridays (when workdays) with departures at 12.30 and 6.00 p.m.

The Basque Railway Museum boasts one of the best railway collections in Europe featuring a whole range of vehicles: electric, diesel and steam locomotives, railcars and different types of wagons. It also has one of the Basque Country’s most comprehensive sets of machine tools from the former Urola railway mechanics workshop. There are also examples of the railway uniforms used from the end of the 19th century and one of the best railway clock collections in the world.

“130 Years of Electric Mobility in the Basque Country” exhibition

The Basque Country has historically been the undisputed leader in electric mobility throughout the Iberian peninsula. The first electric tramway in Spain ran in the Basque Country, between Bilbao and Santurtzi, in 1896, and also the first electric railway, on Mount Ulía, in 1902. Nowadays, Euskotren continues to run the oldest electrified railway journey of the Iberian peninsula, between the stations of Amara and Loiola in San Sebastián, which was electrified 116 years ago, in 1903.

Those 130 years of experience provide an interesting insight into the rich history of electric mobility in the Basque Country. It is showcased at this exhibition consisting of 16 panels in the Museum’s shed, where some of the main vehicles of that technological adventure are on show. Furthermore, in the building next to the track substation, visitors can discover the complex transformation and rectification systems used to power the Urola Railway since 1925.

Information for the general public

• Address of the Basque Railway Museum: calle Julián Elorza, 8 (20730 AZPEITIA-GIPUZKOA).

• Information Hotline: 943 15 06 77

• Fax: 943 15 07 46

• Email: museoa@euskotren.eus

• Website: www.euskotren.eus