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The Santiago de Compostela derailment took place on 24 July 2013, when an Alvia high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, in the north-west of Spain, left its track at high speed on a curve, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) outside of the railway station at Santiago de Compostela. Of the 222 people (218 passengers and four crew) aboard, around 140 were injured and 78 were killed.


The train's data recorder confirmed the driver's statement that the train was travelling at over twice the posted speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) when it entered a bend in the line. The crash was recorded on a track-side camera, which shows all ten components (two locomotives and eight passenger carriages) derailing and four overturning.


 

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European train crashes – a recent history:


12 July 2013: Six people are killed and nearly 200 injured just south of Paris when four cars slide off the tracks as a passenger train speeds through the small French town of Bretigny-sur-Orge.

22 April 2012: A woman dies of injuries a day after two trains collide head-on in Amsterdam. At least 16 people are seriously injured.
13 April 2012: Three people are killed and 13 injured in a train crash near Frankfurt when two trains collide and derail.

3 March 2012: Two trains collide head-on in southern Poland, killing at least eight people and injuring around 50.
30 January 2011: A head-on collision between a cargo train and a passenger train kills at least 10 people and injures 23 near the eastern German village of Hordorf.

9 December 2010: One person is killed and two others are injured after a train derailed in southern Greece between the southern cities of Argos and Tripoli.
6 August 2010: A train derails in southern Italy, killing one passenger and leaving about 30 injured on the outskirts of Naples, its destination.
23 July 2010: Switzerland's popular Glacier Express tourist train derails in the Alps, killing one person and injuring 42 on its spectacular journey between Zermatt and St Moritz.
15 February 2010: A train wreck in Buizingen, Belgium, kills 18 people and injures 55.
1 July 2009: Thirty-two people are killed and 26 injured when a train carrying liquefied gas derails and explodes while traveling through a downtown neighbourhood in the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio.
6 October 2008: A local passenger train runs into the back of a long-distance train near Budapest, Hungary, killing four people and injuring 26.
27 January 2008: A passenger train derails in central Turkey, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, possibly due to ice on the tracks.
September 2006: The Transrapid magnetic levitation train, which floats on a magnetic cushion, hits a maintenance vehicle on a test track in the Emsland area of Germany, killing 23 people.
3 July 2006: A local passenger train crashes in the southern city of Valencia, killing 41 people. Excessive speed is blamed.

January 2006: Up to 46 people are killed and 198 injured when a packed train derails and plunges into a ravine outside Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro.
January 2005: Seventeen people are killed when a passenger train and a freight train crash north of Bologna, Italy.
June 2003: A Spanish passenger train travelling to Cartagena from Madrid crashes into the path of an oncoming goods train at Chinchilla, killing 19.
May 2003: Thirty-four people are killed in Hungary when the Budapest-Nagykanizsa train hits a coach full of mainly elderly German holidaymakers at a level crossing near Siofok.
November 2000: A fire in an Austrian tunnel engulfs a funicular train packed with skiers, killing 155 people.
October 1999: Two trains collide near London's Paddington station, killing 31 people. One of the trains had gone through a red signal.
June 1998: A high-speed train derails near the village of Eschede in Lower Saxony, Germany, killing 101 and injuring 88. It was caused by a single fatigue crack in one wheel which caused the train to derail at a switch and collide with a road bridge.

December 1988: Thirty-five people die in a crash involving three trains at Clapham Junction in London. Slack safety measures are blamed.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/25/european-train-crashes-recent-history
 

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hi meatpie
you know that renfe, the spanish railroad company had installed after the disaster 3 "balisen" they overwatch the velocity with automatic brake control?
me remember railway magazines wrote at 160 120 and 80 kmh?
gruss aus basel
 
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