A new derailment of a train on the Renfe Cercanías network has forced the circulation of trains in Madrid’s Recoletos tunnel to be limited again – and there are now three in almost two weeks. In the early hours of this Friday, an axle of a Cercanías train was recorded leaving the track, also at the entrance to Atocha. A few hours later, traffic had been restored.
The circulation of trains on the Renfe Cercanías network has been restored between Atocha and Recoletos after an incident that occurred at 00:50 hours and which had forced circulation to be established on a single track, the damages of which have already been partially repaired, they have reported. to Europa Press sources from the railway company.
“After yesterday’s incident, at 06:44 hours traffic was restored on the two roads between Atocha and Recoletos, once Adif has partially completed the work to resolve the incident that affected this route. They have participated in these actions. about 50 workers from Renfe and Adif, in addition to the reinforcement of personnel from the information and customer service teams in Cercanías de Madrid,” Renfe reported.
Due to an incident between Atocha and Recoletos, circulation is limited on this section, which entails modifications to the offer on the Cercanías lines that circulate on this route. https://t.co/3xbJd49QOQ
— Cercanías Madrid (@CercaniasMadrid) December 8, 2023
Circulation for different routes
The trains at the Atocha station that circulate through the Recoletos tunnel will do so on track 4 while Adif technicians work on the total repair of the infrastructure. In addition, both circulation on the two tracks between Atocha and Recoletos and the operation of the usual service on the Cercanías lines and the Medium and Long Distance trains (with origin or destination Alcázar de San Juan, Jaén, Al Mería or Extremadura) that circulate in this section.
Adif and Renfe technicians have managed to remove the derailed train and undertake partial repair tasks after an axle of a Cercanías train that was traveling on the Airport – Príncipe Pío route, at the entrance to Atocha, left the track. The 60 passengers traveling on the train, among whom no injuries have been reported, have had to be evacuated to the Atocha station.
During the service modification, Renfe highlights its additional effort to provide information to its customers through all its communication and traveler service channels.