Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

At least 48 injured after train slams into platform at station in Barcelona

Regional authorities said at least five were seriously injured, including the driver.

Image: Google Maps

Updated 8.53am

AT LEAST 48 people are said to have been injured in a train accident at a Barcelona station.

A commuter train slammed into the end of the platform during the morning rush hour at the busy Franca station.

Images from the scene being shared on social media appear to show the train as having crashed into a podium.

The regional train was arriving from Sant Vicenc de Calders, a spokeswoman for the civil protection services said.

Eighteen people were injured, one of them seriously, and about 30 others were examined by medics, she added.

She said the overall toll is “48 people affected”, though the condition of about 30 of them is not known.

The Franca station is located in the historic heart of Barcelona, Spain’s second city, when the regional Rodalies train slammed into the buffers at about 7:30am (6.30am Irish time).

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

“No one was killed but there are 20 injured, we don’t know how seriously,” the spokesperson said.

Regional authorities said there were at least five seriously injured, including the driver.

With reporting from Sean Murray

© – AFP, 2017

Read: The body that investigates gardaí is looking to ramp up its interview skills

Read: Irish Rail is fixing up 28 train carriages to get them back in service

About the author:


Read next: