Passengers stranded on train

A Talgo train similar to the one that broke down on the Madrid-Almería line

By Richard Torné

Passengers have complained of a “third world rail service” in the province after a Madrid-bound train broke down hours after departing from Almería station.

The incident happened last Thursday morning (September 7) in Granada province, close to  Alamedilla-Guadahortuna station. The train, a Talgo, came to a halt on a bridge shortly before 10am.

According to reports, passengers were stranded on the train for about 20 minutes before rail staff helped them off. To add to the passengers’ misery, one of three coaches which picked them up to take them to Linares-Baeza station also broke down shortly after setting off.

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