Santiago de Compostela

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Calif. high-speed rail seeks to reassure on safety

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California high-speed rail officials sought Thursday to reassure the public about safety in the wake of deadly European train crashes this summer. An eight-car train that crashed in northern Spain last […]

08/02/2013

In this July 25, 2013 file photo, a derailed train car is lifted by a crane at the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (AP Photo/Lalo R, Villar, File)

Spanish train crash driver identifies caller

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court says the driver of a train that crashed last week killing 79 people has said he was talking by phone to the train’s ticket inspector just before the accident […]

07/31/2013

This image taken from security camera video shows a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wedmesday July 24, 2013. (AP Photo)

Spain investigators: Train driver was on phone

MADRID (AP) — The driver of the train that derailed and killed 79 people in Spain was on the phone and traveling at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit — when […]

07/30/2013

In this photo taken on Wednesday July 24 2013, train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is helped by two men as he is evacuated from the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (AP Photo/La Voz de Galicia/Xoan Soler)

Spain train driver suspected of negligent homicide

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s interior minister announced Saturday that the driver whose speeding train crashed, killing 78 people, is now being held on suspicion of negligent homicide. Minister of Interior Jorge Fernandez […]

07/27/2013

In this photo taken on Wednesday July 24 2013, train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo is helped by two men as he is evacuated from the site of a train accident in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (AP Photo/La Voz de Galicia/Xoan Soler)

Police detain Spain train crash driver as suspect

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Friday detained the driver of a derailed train and took possession of its “black box,” looking to shed light on why the locomotive was blazing far […]

07/26/2013

This image taken from security camera video shows a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wedmesday July 24, 2013. (AP Photo)

Death toll rises in Spain train crash; Video shows moment of derail

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks […]

07/25/2013

This combo image taken from security camera video shows clockwise from top left a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday July 24, 2013. (AP Photo)

Death toll rises to 78 in Spanish train crash

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks […]

07/25/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/ El correo Gallego/Antonio Hernandez)

Spain passenger train derails, killing at least 35

MADRID (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, killing at least 35 people and leaving hundreds injured, officials said. Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the region of Galicia, said at […]

07/24/2013