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Work to put derailed Toses train back on tracks underway

Rail operator begins evaluating impact on network after Tuesday's accident in Girona region in which no one was hurt

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10 July 2019 12:18 PM

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ACN|Girona

Efforts were underway on Wednesday morning to put the train back on the tracks that derailed on Tuesday evening in the Toses tunnel in the northern region of Girona.

State rail operator Renfe hopes to have removed the train from the tunnel by the end of the day, while the company begins evaluating the impact of the accident to the network.

With the R3 line remaining cut due to the accident, Renfe has provided an alternative bus service between Ribes de Freser and Puigcerdà, the train's destination.

The train came off the tracks around 9pm between Planoles and La Molina, and the emergency services believe it was caused by a rockslide.

None of the 38 people on board, including the driver, were hurt and another train was sent to the site of the accident to collect the passengers return them to nearby Toses station.

In all, 11 firefighter crews attended the scene, as well as the Red Cross. While no one was hurt in the accident, two people were treated for anxiety.

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  • Renfe workers begin works to put the derailed train back on the tracks (Renfe)

  • Renfe workers begin works to put the derailed train back on the tracks (Renfe)

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