March rail accident on Sevilla-Almeria line clarified


STONES, mud and earth on line caused the derailment of a Sevilla-Almeria train last March.
They were washed on to the line by the torrential rain that fell that day in Almeria City and its suburbs, found the official investigation. It also noted that despite the bad weather, responsible for more than 100 callouts that day, the train was travelling without restrictions.
There were no casualties but the 57 passengers had a long wait as the emergency services first had to reach the train which had derailed on an embankment outside the city. They then had to be helped from the train to waiting transport that took them to the Almeria City station.
The derailment blocked the line until the following day and rail passengers were ferried in both directors between Gador and Almeria City.


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