Heavy rain disrupts high-speed rail travel in Spain

11th August 2009, Comments 0 comments

Bad weather causes high-speed rail link between Madrid and Seville to be suspended.

Madrid – Train travel on the high-speed rail link between Madrid and Seville in the south was disrupted Tuesday due to heavy rains in central Spain, national railway infrastructure company ADIF said.

Use of link -- which also services tourist centres like Cordoba and Malaga on the coast -- was suspended at 9:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Monday, it said in a statement.

Normal rail traffic on the line was expected to resume later on Tuesday. In the meantime passengers were being transported by bus.

Torrential rains accompanied by hail and strong winds swept central Spain, causing flooding in the province of Toledo, south of the capital.

The rain also flooded highways in the region, according to the interior ministry's traffic department DGT.

Spain's national weather office placed about a dozen provinces in the south of the country on "yellow" alert, the first of its four-scale alert level, because of the risk of heavy rain.

AFP / Expatica

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