High speed trains in Spain are called AVE, standing for Alta Velocidad Española. The first AVE service began in April 1992, operating from Madrid to Sevilla with stops in Ciudad Real, Puertollano and Córdoba. AVE service to Málaga began in December 2007. In February 2008, the Madrid-Barcelona high speed line was completed. A journey between these cities now takes just over 3 hours on a train with stops, or about 2:30 on a non-stop train.