At least 150 injured after collision of two trains in Barcelona

by Lorraine Williamson
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The collision of two trains at Montcada i Reixac-Manresa station (Barcelona) on Wednesday morning left at least 150 people injured, 150 of them with slight injuries and five in less serious condition.  

The train collision happened this morning in Barcelona at around 7.50 am. A train hit another train from behind. An hour later, the fire service of the Generalitat de Catalunya stated that the affected train was fully evacuated. No one was trapped inside.  

According to a tweet from the Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques (SEM) reported by Spanish news service Europa Press, emergency services transferred three people of the injured to different health centres. 

Train lines shut down

The accident initially forced authorities to shut down traffic on the R-4, R-7 and R-12 lines in both directions. However, trains on these lines are now running in both directions on a single track between Montcada Bifurcació and Terrassa (Barcelona), Renfe said. 

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Renfe activated the established protocol for this type of incident. The protocol included collaboration with the Civil Protection and Medical Emergency Centre (SEM), which sent 18 units to the scene. The Mossos d’Esquadra were also at the scene. 

Investigation into Barcelona train collision

Civil Protection has put the Catalan Railway Emergency Plan (Ferrocat) on alert. Renfe has said that the causes of the accident are being investigated. 

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