Tuesday, July 5

A catenary detachment in Aragon interrupts the AVE between Madrid and Barcelona

High-speed trains have stopped running this Saturday between Madrid and Barcelona due to a detachment of the catenary in Aragón, between the towns of Ariza and Alhama de Aragón. Renfe has reported in a statement that the electrification system has been affected after a train from the operator Ouigo had a problem with the infrastructure, which has caused the interruption of the line.

This incident has forced to interrupt the circulation of trains between Madrid and Zaragoza, while between the Aragonese capital and Barcelona they do circulate, although with “serious delays”, according to Renfe. “The railway company is managing an alternative service by road in order to guarantee the mobility of affected customers,” they have indicated.

In its statement, Renfe has promised that the company will allow “changes and cancellations at no cost and maintains its voluntary commitment to punctuality.” The network manager has also ensured that “Renfe trains are comfortable in parking areas and passengers have received information through all channels of communication and customer service”.