It points to the succession of four incidents on Friday morning, in the same section and in just over three hours
MADRID, 14 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The circulation of high-speed trains that connect Madrid, the Valencian Community and the Region of Murcia has been restored at 06:00 this Saturday, after yesterday's breakdown that left a section of tracks in the province of Cuenca without tension. It led to the interruption of the entire service, which caused some trains full of passengers to be stopped for hours.
Adif has communicated in a note that traffic has resumed on both roads once the repair work on an element of its electrical system, the catenary, in the vicinity of Monteagudo de las Salinas (Cuenca) has been completed. The public entity has indicated that it is analyzing the causes of the different incidents.
He has indicated that the coincidence of four incidents on the same section, independent of each other and in an interval of just over three hours, caused circulation to be suspended between the municipality of Monteagudo de las Salinas and Bifurcación Albacete.
The suspension affected all the services of the three railway operators on the Madrid-Comunitat Valenciana and Region of Murcia line. "If this series of incidents had not occurred, the circulation of trains on the line would have been possible," he says.
Adif maintenance teams have worked to resume train service since the incidents were recorded and in coordination with the railway companies that, yesterday, removed the trains stopped on the affected section, he adds.
Work that accelerated starting at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, when the tracks were completely free of trains, and that has been completed with the review of the elements that make up the railway infrastructure.
Adif points out that while the incidents were being repaired, an information device was deployed at the stations that run along this high-speed line for affected travelers.
It also states that during the night the Madrid-Chamartín Clara Campoamor station was open to welcome travelers and at the Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Almudena Grandes station a room was set up for those arriving from Albacete via the conventional network, in addition to managing the extension of the business hours of some restaurants in the Chamartín station.
In the note, Adif points out that the first incident was recorded at 8:19 a.m. on Friday, when a train was stopped at the Monteagudo de las Salinas entrance signal. One minute later, an incident of detours was detected at the same site.
Another incident occurred at 08:47 due to a lack of electrical voltage due to a breakdown of several catenary spans on track 1 between Monteagudo and Bifurcación Albacete, a circumstance that forced circulation on a single track (track 2) on that section.
At 11:56 a.m., a new incident in the electrification system (pantograph/catenary) forced the suspension of traffic on both tracks of this same section of the Madrid-Comunitat Valenciana and Region of Murcia line.
The pantograph, Adif points out, is the device located in the train that transmits electrical energy from the catenary, which is the overhead power line that gives electrical energy to the trains.