Santiago de Compostela derailment

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Santiago de Compostela derailment
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Date 24 Julie 2013 (2013-07-24)
Time 20:41 CEST (UTC+02:00)[1]
Location Angrois, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
2 mi (3.2 km) SE from Santiago de Compostela
Coordinates 42°51′34.2″N 8°31′40″W / 42.859500°N 8.52778°W / 42.859500; -8.52778
Kintra Spain
Rail line MadridFerrol
Operator RENFE
Teep o incident Derailment
Cause Excessive speed on bend[2]
Statistics
Trains 1
Passengers 218[1]
Daiths 79[3]
Injuries 140
Damage Aicht carriages,
ane dinin caur,
twa generator cars,
twa locomotives

On 24 Julie 2013, an Alvia heich-speed train travellin frae Madrid tae Ferrol, in the north-wast o Spain, left its track at heich speed on a curve aboot 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) ootside o the railway station at Santiago de Compostela. O the 222 fowk (218 passengers an 4 crew) aboard, aroond 140 wur injured an 79 died.[3]

The train's data recorder shawed that it wis travellin at ower twice the postit speed leemit o 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) when it entered a bend in the line. The crash wis recordit on a track-side camera, which shaws aw thirteen vehicles derailin an fower owerturnin.

The crash wis Spain's worst rail disaster in 40 years, syne a crash in El Cuervo, Seville in 1972.[4] The Torre del Bierzo crash in 1944 remains the deadliest.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Descarrilo del tren Alvia Madrid-Ferrol" [Alvia train derailed Madrid-Ferrol] (in Spanish). RENFE. Retrieved 24 Julie 2013.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help) (Archived at WebCite)
  2. "Accidente en Santiago: La caja negra confirma que el tren iba a más de 190 km/h" [Accident in Santiago: The black box confirms that the train was over 190 km / h]. La Voz de Galicia. Retrieved 24 Julie 2013.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 (Spaingie) "El fallecimiento de una estadounidense eleva a 79 los muertos en el accidente de Santiago" RTVE. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
  4. "El accidente de la cochinita deja 86 muertos". ELPAIS. Retrieved 29 Julie 2013. 

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