Renfe Rodalies commuter trains collide near Barcelona, dozens injured
One of Renfe’s Rodalies commuter trains ran in the back of another on Wednesday morning at the Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station, on the line heading to Barcelona. The incident left around 155 passengers lightly injured. Renfe has launched an investigation into the collision.
The station where the accident happened just before 08:00 this morning is about 12 kilometres from the city centre of Barcelona. According to local authorities, 3 people have been transferred to hospital while 39 others were moved to nearby health centres.
Both ambulance services and the fire brigade were onsite to provide assistance. Following the collision, traffic on lines R4, R7 and R12 was briefly disrupted. Regular service was resumed around midday.
President of the Government of Catalonia Pere Aragonès i Garcia was quick to call upon the government, Renfe and infrastructure manager Adif to conduct a thorough investigation. He also highlighted the incident as evidence that improvements to Catalonia’s rail infrastructure are “urgent and cannot be postponed”.
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