The Minister for Development in Spain says that they will adjust the price of tickets on the high speed train (AVE) because they are currently too expensive and are not competitive. It seems that there are many of the stations on the current lines where only a handful of passengers join or leave the train. She went on to say that the link between Barcelona and Figueras will open in January and then to Alicante by June.
The AVE has been a huge investment for Spain such that the country cannot afford to see it fail. Making the tickets cheaper may bring in more passengers but it will surely cost the state dearly.