2017 Barcelona train crash
|2017 Barcelona train crash|
The train involved was a RENFE Class 465, similar to this one.
|Date||28 July 2017|
|Time||~07:15 CEST (~05:15 UTC)|
|Location||Barcelona França railway station, Barcelona|
|Incident type||Collision with buffers and derailment|
The accident happened at about 07:15 CEST (05:15 UTC). A commuter train collided with the buffers at Barcelona França station and derailed. The train was operating a Sant Vicenç de Calders – Barcelona França service on the R2 line.
The train involved was an electric multiple unit of RENFE Class 465, number 210M. Witnesses stated that the train did not brake on entering the station. Fifty-six people were injured, five seriously. Eighteen people were taken to hospital. Victims were taken to four different hospitals in Barcelona.
The Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) opened an investigation into the accident. The Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes Ferroviarios (CIAF) is also responsible for investigating railway accidents in Spain. Its staff were seen on site following the accident. The train driver was found not to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The train event recorder was recovered from the train.
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