Passengers stranded as bullet train grinds to halt

21st February 2007, Comments 0 comments

21 February 2007, MADRID - Nearly 5,000 passengers were left stranded on Wednesday after the AVE high-speed train service between Madrid and Seville was cancelled because of a fallen beam.

21 February 2007

MADRID - Nearly 5,000 passengers were left stranded on Wednesday after the AVE high-speed train service between Madrid and Seville was cancelled because of a fallen beam.

The beam, weighing 140 tonnes, damaged cables which brough electricity to power the train and to the platform in Madrid, authorities said. 

No-one was hurt.

The beam collapsed for as yet unclear reasons in the early hours of the morning.

Builders were constructing a bridge over the track where the beam fell.

Renfe, which runs Spanish trains, said about 4,700 passengers who were to going to use the service between Seville, Madrid and Toledo were forced to find alternative means of transport.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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