Spain to restrict cellphone use for train drivers

2013-12-03 16:07

Spain will ban cellphone use by train drivers, except in cases of emergency, after a train crash that killed 79 people.

Train braking system had been planned

2013-08-08 22:12

The section of the track where a train had derailed in Spain was initially due to be fitted with a security system that automatically slows speeding trains.

Spain train crash driver activated brakes

2013-08-02 18:51

The driver of the train that crashed in Spain last week activated an emergency brake just before derailing, say reports.

Spanish train driver was on the phone

Court officials say the Spanish train's driver was speeding and on the phone when the train crashed, killing 79 people. Watch.

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Spain crash: Driver on phone

2013-07-30 18:50

A Spanish court says "black box" data recorders have shown that the train driver was on the phone when the train derailed, killing 79 people.

Spain holds memorial service for victims

2013-07-29 22:24

Spain has mourned the 79 people killed in its worst train disaster in decades with a solemn memorial service, attended by hundreds in Santiago de Compostela.

Spain mourns train crash victims

2013-07-29 14:06

Mourners have gathered for a memorial service for the 79 people killed in Spain's worst train disaster in decades, after the driver was charged with reckless homicide.

Large mass planned for Spain train dead

2013-07-29 08:57

A large funeral mass is planned in Santiago de Compostela in remembrance of the 79 dead after a train derailed at high speed, and the prime minister and royal family are expected to attend.

Spain train driver charged

2013-07-27 13:46

The driver of a speeding train that hurtled off the rails killing 78 people in Spain has been detained for "reckless homicide".

Spanish train 'was unable to brake in time'

2013-07-26 13:01

The driver of a fast-moving train that flew off the tracks in northwestern Spain, killing at least 80 people, was unable to brake in time, says a report.


Rail employees suspects in Spain train crash

2013-09-11 08:01

A judge investigating one of Spain's worst train crashes, which killed 79 people, has named five employees of the rail infrastructure company Adif as suspects in the case.

Train driver warned 3 times

2013-08-02 22:32

Investigators say the driver of a Spanish train that crashed, killing 79 people, received three warnings to reduce speed in the two minutes before the train hurtled off the tracks.

Train driver 'doesn't understand' crash

2013-07-31 13:00

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed killing 79 people has told a judge he "doesn't understand" how he failed to brake in time to stop the crash, a recording of his court hearing has revealed.

Spain train derailed at 153km/h

2013-07-30 21:09

A train that derailed in Spain killing 79 people was travelling at 153km/h at the time of the accident, a court has said after analysing the train's data recorders.

Swiss train crash kills driver, injures 35

2013-07-30 07:47

Two trains have collided head-on in western Switzerland, killing one of the drivers and injuring 35 passengers, at least five of them seriously, police say.

Several injured in Swiss train collision

2013-07-29 20:38

Police in western Switzerland say around 30 people have been injured when two passenger trains collided head-on.

Spain train driver freed pending trial

2013-07-29 11:01

Spain is to hold a memorial service for the 79 people who died in the country's worst rail disaster in decades, hours after the driver of the train was freed pending trial on charges of reckless homicide.

Witness: Driver says he went too fast

2013-07-28 15:45

The driver of a speeding train that derailed in Spain said minutes after the crash that he had been going fast and couldn't brake, a witness says.

Police detain Spain train crash driver

2013-07-26 14:03

Police say they have detained the driver of a train that crashed in northwestern Spain and killed 78 people.

Spain train crash probe focuses on driver

2013-07-26 12:00

The focus of a probe into a horrific train derailment in Spain that killed at least 80 people has turned to the injured driver, who has reportedly boasted of his love for speed online.

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