Passengers had to go via Madrid prior to the work been completed 

Thw   work to link the AVE high speed train line from Málaga to Valencia has been completed say the  company ADIF
The work on the seven kilometer link between Torrejón de Velasco, Madrid, and Yeles, Toledo means that travellers no longer have to go to Madrid first 
The journey time between the two ciries has been reduced to 4 hrs 35 mins and RENFE  arw now able to offer tickets for a direct servcie
The work to complete this important link cost 71.1 million €.
  

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