Conventional gauge rail traffic is suspended from Reus to Catalonia and the south of the Levante.
About thirty people were injured in the collision that took place on Sunday night, of whom two are in critical condition. dry village (tarragona) a regional train and a locomotive Of the goods that, according to Aadif sources, left a red light.
The collision took place at around 9:50 pm, when the locomotive, a machine of the company Captain which was not pulling the wagon, “skipped the signal indicating a stop”, and collided with the regional train which covers the route between Barcelona and Tortosa and in which about 75 people were traveling,
As reported by the Emergency Medical System (SEM), which moved six workers to the crash site, the thirty injured were treated “in situ”. the lightestIn form of two serious already 8 less serious,
Of the latter, 3 have been shifted to Santa Tecla Hospital, 3 to Zone XXIII Hospital, 2 to Salou Primary Care Center (CAP) and another 2 to Cambrils Outpatient Clinic.
The service has made eleven transfers to a primary care center for minor injuries. Salou, Cambrils and Villa-Seca,
The SEM specifies in its balance of the injured that other passengers maybe they got hurt But many of them have left the area by their means.
Although Adif initially attributed the frontal accident to a fault in the locomotive’s brakes, later specified that it was likely “It’s just another hypothesis” of the causes of the accident.
“It is not known why the locomotive he has jumped the traffic lightAnd that is what needs to be probed now,” Aadif sources said, specifying that, in addition to the probe that the infrastructure manager and the company captain will open ex-officio, another railway accident inquiry will be called by the Commission, Transport, Mobility and Urban. A collegiate body dependent on agenda ministry.
As a result of the accident, rail traffic is suspended by conventional anchorage. From Reus to Catalonia and south of the LevanteWhich mainly affects medium distance trains, according to these sources.
Renfe, for its part, has specified that rail traffic is disrupted Tarragona-Villaseca and Cambrils-Reus sectionThe company is managing an alternate coach service from Tarragona to Mira, Tortosa and Port Aventura to guarantee mobility of the affected lines, R15, R16 and R17.
After the collision, the Civil Defense has activated an emergency plan for passenger transport by rail. railwayT, and the fire department of the Generalitat is displaced dry village Twelve crew, including a unit of the Special Action Group (GRAE), have evacuated passengers and checked all wagons.
This is the second train accident in Catalonia in less than a month after the May 16 accident. Generalitat Railway Network, When a convoy collided with a goods and a passenger train in Sant Boi (Barcelona), killing one driver and injuring 86 passengers of varying degrees.
The accident took place at around 6 pm, about 300 meters from Sant Boi station, when the third wagon of a goods train carrying potash derailed and hit the passenger train’s cabin which was then in the station room.
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