The high-speed train you dreamed of has already arrived in Spain. It is called iryo and it is presented as the fastest in Europe, with more comfortable and spacious seats, its own gastronomic offer and with the flexibility of fares and ticket changes that your schedule has always needed. Likewise, it has reached agreements with companies in the tourism and transport sector to offer tickets and travel experiences combined in an all-in-one ticket.
Did you know that it is possible to make a Barcelona-Madrid by train saving 80% of emissions per person and journey? Sustainable connectivity is a necessity for the planet, and with iryo it is possible. It only needed that, in addition, it had the comfort on board that you always wanted. Of course, sustainable and with free Wi-Fi with a 5G connection on board. A state-of-the-art train to work comfortably or simply to enjoy the trip.
Each passenger has different needs and a different budget. Therefore, in iryo you have 4 comfort classes: Infinite, Singular Only YOU, Singular and Initial. The first three are aimed at business travelers, whether they are looking for a premium space with all the comforts and high-quality services, as is the case with Infinita, or those who take advantage of every last second of the trip to get work done.
To this end, both the Infinite and Singular Only YOU rates have group or individual work spaces, with highly comfortable leather seats and the largest space between seats on the market. The Singular rate is designed for companies seeking the best value for money, without sacrificing flexibility or the added benefits of the Singular Empresas program. Initial is the most affordable rate for those who simply seek the pleasure of traveling while maintaining quality.
Work areas on board
Sometimes enjoying the scenery while traveling by train is not possible. There is no other option than to take advantage of the journey to get work done. Perhaps because it is time to review some orders, prepare a presentation or edit some corporate videos for social networks. Sometimes the work will be done alone. Others, you can take advantage to improvise a brainstorming with other team members.
Because time is money, the Singular Only YOU fare makes seats available to entrepreneurs and companies designed to travel working individually or as a team.
Leather seats with more space and 5G connectivity
Traveling, even for work, can mean a while of disconnection. Or torture if you have to defend a portion of the armrest or struggle to find a socket for the mobile. At iryo they know this and have incorporated leather seats with the largest space between seats on the market. Don’t have to close the newspaper or work with your elbows stuck to your ribs due to lack of space. In addition, all the seats, even those at the Initial rate – the cheapest – have individual armrests, USB and standard plugs, and 5G connectivity.
And a detail that will delight those who want to give their eyes a rest and forget about the cold light in the office: the cars have warm lighting.
Local gastronomy on board with premium menus at all hours
When the doors of the train close, for many travelers comes a time of rest after a marathon day of work. Or, perhaps, just the calm before the maelstrom of a trade show or an important meeting with a client. For those business travelers there is the Infinita class, with XL Comfort seats and the possibility of opting for the Infinita Bistró service. A menu with three premium Haizea menus – the own brand of local gastronomy on board – without leaving your seat and paired with a wide variety of DO wines
For those who prefer to stretch their legs and enjoy a tasty bite, Bar Haizea has a wide and varied offer of top quality tapas and local products. Without neglecting those who prefer to stay comfortably in their seats – resting or working. For those travelers, both in Singular Only YOU and Singular and Initial classes, a market menu can be requested during the ticket purchase process, which will be delivered on board by iryo assistants.
Travelers always connected
One of the nightmares of those who take a train early in the morning is forgetting to charge their mobile or laptop before the trip and not being able to do so during it. The other is that there is no wifi. Or that it costs as if it were unicorn blood and end up consuming a good part of the data while roaming. At iryo they understand that hyperconnectivity is not an extra, but a necessity. That is why they have put plugs in each seat and, of course, there is free Wi-Fi with a 5G connection and free access to a content platform.
Silence, speed and sustainability
The design of iryo trains takes into account its impact on the environment. These state-of-the-art trains consume electricity from renewable sources and are made from 95% recyclable materials. iryo has manufactured a fleet of 20 ‘Frecciarossa’ trains, the most sustainable, silent and fastest in Europe. Thanks to this technology, only 28 grams of CO2 are emitted per passenger-kilometre, 80% less than other alternatives, per person and per journey.
Even so, the passenger can fully offset their carbon footprint with the Green Complement option, a small contribution with which iryo and Retree commit to planting trees. A small gesture that defines the commitment of this young company and its clients to the climate crisis and deforestation.
Agendas are not immovable pillars. Meetings that move from day to day, work lunches that lengthen or afterworks that have to be cut short because we miss the train. The possibility of changing the time or the day of the trip is a license that travelers have been wanting for a long time to free themselves from the usual restrictive fares in which, if you do not travel, you lose the money for the ticket. The four iryo fares allow changes for free, paying the difference or with a small surcharge, depending on the conditions of each ticket. For the more far-sighted, iryo has already put the tickets for 2023 on sale. There are them for 18 euros and, taking into account that they can be moved on the calendar, they are a temptation for those startup entrepreneurs who know how the week starts, but not how it will end.
And good news for sleepyheads who often miss the train: there is the possibility of changing it in the three higher fares. Even, to cancel it and recover between 100% and 70% of its amount.
Omnichannel: a ticket that is all in one
Few sensations are as cumbersome as arriving at the station and not finding the transfer ticket, be it a plane, another train or a personal transport vehicle. It was a matter of time before a strong bet was made for an integration door to door of several means of transport in a single integrated ticket. To put this into practice, iryo has developed its Comprehensive Mobility System (SIM) with agreements with companies in the tourism and transport sector to offer tickets and combined travel experiences.
It already offers, for example, free access to Cercanías trains in the cities with which it operates with the iryo ticket, code-share tickets with Air Europa or last-mile agreements with Taxi services and other means of public transport through the ‘iryo by Imbric’ platform.
iryo houses in the stations
Seasons can be maddening and even hostile places. While the casual traveler can enjoy wandering through the shops, the frequent traveler calls for a bit of calm. A quiet and safe space where you can continue working without fearing that your laptop might disappear in some carelessness. Or simply to rest. This is the function of the iryo Houses in the stations and the iryo Houses in selected hotels of the Only YOU chain, included in the two superior rates.
Arrive at your destination from the very first hour
You have trains from six in the morning. This way you can arrive at your destination on time, without stress and make the most of the entire working day. The proposal opens on November 25 between Madrid, Barcelona and Zaragoza, but in the coming months more cities will be incorporated into the menu of services of this new operator: Valencia, Cuenca, Alicante, Córdoba, Málaga, Seville, Antequera and Albacete .
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