Renfe should pay 800,000 euros for delays brought on by a breakdown in Chamartn | EUROtoday

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Renfe should pay some 800.000 euros for him punctuality dedication that it has on its high-speed and long-distance routes on account of the breakdown this Thursday at 11:30 a.m. within the electrification of the Madrid-Chamartán station, which was later difficult by the descent of a bunch of individuals onto the tracks. to succeed in the station on foot.

Some 50 trains and 20,000 passengers had been affected by this incident all through this Thursday. The downside precipitated chain delays in subsequent inputs and outputs.

These delays would require compensation of round 800,000 euros for the dedication to punctuality, for the reason that public firm refunds the worth of high-speed and long-distance tickets after they happen. delays better than half-hour.

Until 2:15 p.m., the delay had affected 9 business companies from the Levante hall, one other 4 from the north and two extra from Avant within the middle of the peninsula, all of them arriving, departing or stopping on the Chamartín station.

The failure within the electrification in Chamartín has left three tracks of this terminal with out energy, which means that an AVE from Alicante with 262 passengers on board was stopped 400 meters away, within the tunnel earlier than the station, for greater than two hours and half.

At that point, a bunch of half a dozen folks determined go down the observe and get to the station on footregardless of warnings in opposition to it by the auditor and the prepare driver.

This motion lengthened the delay, since as soon as the technicians from the infrastructure supervisor, Adif, resolved the incident and the strain was restored, the prepare couldn’t instantly restart its journey because of the presence of individuals on the tracks.

Renfe warns that activating alarm and door opening units, along with being completely prohibited if there aren’t any justified causes, represents a further threat for the protection of vacationers and implies the reducing off of prepare circulation to the detriment of the system and the customers themselves.