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On 28 July 2017, a passenger train crashed into a buffer stop and derailed at Barcelona França station in Barcelona, Spain. Fifty-six people were injured, five seriously.

2017 Barcelona train crash
Photograph of the type of train involved
The train involved was a RENFE Class 465, similar to this one.
Details
Date28 July 2017
Time~07:15 CEST (~05:15 UTC)
LocationBarcelona França railway station, Barcelona
CountrySpain
LineR2 line
OperatorRenfe Operadora
Incident typeCollision with buffers and derailment
CauseUnder investigation
Statistics
Trains1
Injuries56

AccidentEdit

The accident happened at about 07:15 CEST (05:15 UTC).[1] A commuter train collided with the buffers at Barcelona França station and derailed.[2] The train was operating a Sant Vicenç de CaldersBarcelona França service on the R2 line.[3]

The train involved was an electric multiple unit of RENFE Class 465, number 210M.[1] Witnesses stated that the train did not brake on entering the station.[4] Fifty-six people were injured,[5] five seriously.[3] Eighteen people were taken to hospital. Victims were taken to four different hospitals in Barcelona.[1]

InvestigationEdit

The Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (ADIF) opened an investigation into the accident.[4] 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.[6] 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.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Perring, Rebecca (28 July 2017). "BREAKING: Barcelona train crash - scores injured as rush-hour service ploughs into station". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  2. ^ Congostrina, Alfonso L.; Blanchar, Clara. "40 heridos en el accidente de un tren de Rodalies en Barcelona" [40 injured in a Rodalies train accident in Barcelona] (in Spanish). El País. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b Hartley-Parkinson, Richard. "At least 48 people injured in train crash at station in Barcelona". Metro. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Barcelona train crash injures 54". BBC News Online. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Així va ser l'accident del tren de Rodalies a l'estació de França" [this was the Rodalies train accident at França station] (in Spanish). El País. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ David Guerrero [@Davidguerrero] (28 July 2017). "(untitled tweet)" (Tweet) (in Spanish) – via Twitter.