SPANISH high speed construction authority GIF is to invest Pts393·4bn next year, a 65% increase on 2000. At Pts150bn, the contribution from central government is up by 50%; the European Union will be providing Pts135bn.

The route from Madrid to Barcelona and the French border will receive Pts298·3bn in 2001, with Pts48·8bn allocated to the Madrid - Valladolid project, and Pts19·8bn to Córdoba - M