Blogs and advice from Industry leading Specialists
Valuable Opinions, Comments & Gossip
Financial related News & Articles relating to Spain
Latest News, Stories
& Hot Topics
Various Tools & Widgets to help with your financial needs
Tools & Widgets to
help with finances
Polls, Surveys and Opinions featured throughout Tumbit
Featured Polls, Surveys & Stats
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat
Discussions, Advice & Topical Chat

Spain Train Crash Relatives Demand Investigation

Tue 17th Dec 2013
Spain Train Crash Relatives Demand Investigation

The friends and family of the victims of Spain's fatal train crash earlier this year have called for an independent inquiry into the root causes of the tragedy.

79 passengers lost their lives, and scores more were injured, when the train derailed as it approached Santiago de Compostela train station on the evening of the 24th of July.

Whilst an official investigation holds that the train driver's excessive speed when approaching the station - almost twice the maximum permitted - the relatives believe that the economic interests of Spain and state-run railway operator RENFE are being put ahead of the interests of justice.

Train driver Francisco Garzon has admitted to speeding whilst being distracted by a call on his mobile phone as he approached the station.

Meanwhile, the 22 other Executives from State Rail Infrastructure Operator ADIF (RENFE is responsible for the trains themselves) were acquitted from the investigation.

Just last week the Minister for Development, Ana Pastor, announced that Spain was planning to privatise a number of rail services from early next year. Maybe the relatives are correct in their belief that the country has swept the issue under the carpet for fear that it may prejudice any such sale ?

Recommended Reading

Driver Now Only Suspect In Train Derailment

Spain to Privatise Rail Services From Early 2014

High Speed Rail Service Between Spain - France Launched Sunday

Comment on this Story

 
Be the first to comment on this Story !!

Related Partners

Recommended Items

Related Articles

Related Blogs

 
Use the hair extensions pretty curling styling spray to evenly spray on the hair wigs part that wants to highlight the hair extensions uk curl, then use the curling iron to start at the horizontal line behind the ear, and the human hair extensions uk single layer is rolled, and the handsome yet playful hairstyle is born.