UA train derailed, on Sunday afternoon, at the entrance to Atocha Station, in Madrid, Spain, forcing the interruption of service on seven lines.
According to the Spanish press, the train, which was connecting Almería-Madrid, was evacuated and there are no reports of injuries among the 37 passengers on board.
The incident led to the closure of several lines and restrictions on routes and severe train delays are expected.
The Spanish Transport Minister, Óscar Puente, reacted to what happened on social media and confirmed that “there were no injuries” and the passengers “will soon be at their destination”.
The displacement of some axles causes the Talgo Almería-Chamartin track to leave track 4 of Atocha. There are no injuries and the passenger (37 people) has already been evacuated. They will soon be at their destination. @Renfe y @Adif_es They are working to recover traffic from the Recoletos tunnel today. pic.twitter.com/ZqAxDXURPP
— Oscar Puente (@oscar_puente_) November 26, 2023
The accident occurred at 2:24 pm (1:24 pm in Lisbon) and the travelers left the train through the emergency exit. Work continues on site.
The derailment of a Talgo Pendular in Atocha has caused the Cercanías service to be cut between Nuevos Ministerios and Atocha through the Recoletos tunnel. In order to go from Chamartín to Atocha, it is necessary to transfer at Nuevos Ministerios. Video of unknown authorship. pic.twitter.com/HWM0VRV3eC
— Trenvista (@Trenvista) November 26, 2023
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