Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Heavy rain disrupts high-speed rail travel in Spain

Terra Daily via Agence France-Presse: Train travel on a high-speed rail link between Madrid and Seville in the south was disrupted Tuesday due to heavy rains in central Spain, national railway infrastructure company ADIF said.

The rain swept debris along a two-kilometre-long (1.2-mile-long) stretch of the rail link -- which also services tourist centres like Cordoba and Malaga on the coast -- forcing its closure on Monday night, it said in a statement.

Rail traffic resumed on only one of the rail link's two tracks on Tuesday afternoon, causing delays to long-distance trains that affected thousands of passengers. Full service is only expected to resume on Wednesday….

Train passengers in Spain, shot by Josemanuel, Wikimedia Commons, under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2

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