Overspeed suspected in Santiago de Compostela derailment

Santiago de Compostela derailment (Photo: Contando Estrelas CC-BY-2.0/Wikimedia Commons)

SPAIN: At 20.41 on July 24 a Madrid - Ferrol Alvia service derailed on a curve on the approach to Santiago de Compostela. Formed of a Class 730 gauge-convertible electro-diesel Talgo trainset, the 15.00 from Madrid was carrying 218 passengers, according to a joint statement from Spanish train operator RENFE ...

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