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20 Nov 2018 | 09:37 AM UTC

Spain: Train derails near Barcelona November 20

Spain News Alert

Rodalies train derails due to landslide near Barcelona on November 20; associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/20/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Madrid). COUNTRY/REGION Spain

Event

A Rodalies train derailed on R4 Manresa-Sant Vicenç de Calders line between the Catalan cities of Terrasa and Manresa on Tuesday morning, November 20 (local time); one person was killed and multiple others injured. A landslide was reportedly the cause of the incident. Circulation on the R4 and R12 lines between Terrasa and Manresa has been suspended until further notice; delays are expected on other parts of the lines. Alternative road transportation is being provided.

Context

Heavy rain has impacted northern Spain over the past week; further flooding and landslides are possible. 

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to confirm train schedules, allow for extra time to reach their destinations, and seek alternative means of transportation when necessary.

 

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