A gap between two trains in Alcalá de Henares cuts the Cercanías service


A Cercanías train has collided at low speed with another freight train that was stopped in the vicinity of the Meco station (Madrid), an incident for which rail traffic between the stations of Alcalá-Universidad and Azuqueca de Henares has had to be cut off, according to sources from Emergencies 112 Community of Madrid to La Información. The reaching has not caused serious injuries nor outstanding personal injuries, and it took place around 10:15 p.m. on March 13.

According to the first information, the Cercanías train would have impacted a freight that was standing on the track from behind, although the impact would have been at a very low speed, affecting only the last two wagons of the composition. As reported by the infrastructure manager, Adif, the crash would have caused the derailment of the head of the Cercanías trainleaving the opposite road intercepted and having to suspend all traffic in both directions.

In this way, circulation was interrupted on lines C-2, C-7 and C-8 waiting for the passage of trains to be restored. The incident took place at kilometer 38/700 of the railway line that connects Madrid with Barcelona. The freight train affected was a car carrier operated by the private company Low Cost Rail, with origin in Ciempozuelos and destination in Pamplona.

In total, there were 130 passengers who were inside the accident train, who have been evacuated and transferred from the place of the event. Several fire brigade units and other emergency services, as well as technical personnel from Adif and Renfe, have traveled there.

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