A fire in the Penedès cuts the traffic of the AVE and the R4 Cercanías


traffic suspended high-speed trains and the Rodalies line (Cercanías) R4 is cut between L’Arboç (Tarragona) and Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona) by a vegetation fire In an area next to the tracks, Civil Protection has reported, which has activated the Ferrocat plan in the pre-alert phase.

The Generalitat Firefighters, for their part, have explained that they are working against this fire with six ground crews in the municipality of Santa Margarida i els Monjos (Barcelona).

Renfe, Iryo and Ouigo, affected

The flames, they have indicated, affect the embankment located next to the railway, “for which reason the electrical voltage that is supplied to the trains has had to be cut off. The cut affects the service that Renfe operates with AVE trains as well as the high-speed trains of the Iryo and Ouigo companies.

Renfe has reported that the passengers on the affected trains have been notified over the public address system of the line cutting, incident that is also explained in the customer service offices in the stations. Company sources have indicated that Renfe “applies the voluntary commitment of punctuality for its services and the refund of one hundred percent of the amount of the ticket for delays of more than 30 minutes.

Regarding the commuter service, the company has indicated that, if the cut in rail traffic is prolonged, will arrange an alternative transport by road between Vilafranca del Penedès and Sant Vicenç de Calders. The company also specifies that the usual rail service is provided between the stations of Vilafranca and Barcelona.

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