“We cut off the tracks when the authorities notify us”, this is how he justifies Adifthe manager of the railway infrastructures in Spain, its performance after the AVE that covers the journey Madrid a Ferrol went through the fire declared in Losacio, Zamoraat the height of the section Zamora-Sanabria.
Adif sources consulted by OKDIARIOr they point out that “no decision” is made about the circulation of trains without having the approval of the Administration. “The 112 gives us the notice of the fire first thing in the morning and after coordinating with the authorities we cut off the service in that section at 9:40 in the morning.”
The message distributed by Adif to which this newspaper has had access is as follows: “Circulation on both tracks is suspended with a power cut in the catenary between Wedding Knoll and Zamora (Standard Gauge) due to an external fire near the road at kilometer point 281/500 between His camp and Otero Bodas”.
The video broadcast on social networks in which passengers are seen inside the train burning the flames a few meters from the vehicle is recorded shortly before 9:30 in the morning. There are four trains affected by the line cut, sources from Renfe: with Origin GaliciaFerrol-Madrid and Vigo-Madrid; and, with origin Madrid, Madrid-Ourense and Madrid-Vigo.
At the moment the number of people affected and the forecast of when the service will resume is unknown, since Adif completely suspended the service at 12:45 in the afternoon. Until the complete cut-off of the service, Renfe offered passengers road transport from Zamora to Sanabria in both directions to continue again by train to the point of destination, Madrid or Ferrol.
Renfe will report on the evolution of the service through the station and train loudspeakers, the passenger service staff and the social network profiles. In addition to the railway line, the Losacio fire has also forced traffic to be cut off on the N-631 between Moreruela de Tábara and Litos.