• The train, from the Barcelona-Madrid route, hit the animal after leaving the Lleida station

    A high-speed train of the Ouigo company that covered the route Barcelona-Madrid hit last night against a wild boar that had invaded the road in the province of Lleida, which caused the convoy, which was carrying around 900 passengers, to reach its destination a little over four and a half hours late.

    Sources from the Ouigo company and the railway operator Adif have informed EFE that the impact of the animal occurred after the Lleida station exitwhen convoy number 6810, made up of a multiple unit of two conventional high-speed trains, was driving towards the Zaragoza-Delicias terminal.

    The impact of the wild boar, explained Ouigo, partially damaged the brake of the trainwhich forced in the first instance the paralysis of the same and, later, to be towed to Zaragoza. Once in the Aragonese capital, the passengers made transfer to another convoy who had left Madrid to pick them up.

    “The transfer of passengers has taken place at the Zaragoza station, where security conditions are maximum. Travelers have been attended by the cabin crew offering him water and food,” the company said.

    five hour delay

    The train left Barcelona-Sants at 8:38 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha at 11:15 p.m. The convoy finally reached its destination about half past four in the morning.

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    The situation inside the train was narrated from the first moment by the passengers on social mediain which they expressed their anger at the incident but also reflected how many of them opted for walk between the wagons dancing “el trenecito” and the “conga”.

    The aforementioned Ouigo sources have specified that this It is not the first time that the impact of an animal forces a high-speed train to stop and that, “in compliance with the compensation policy” of the company, “all affected travelers will receive one hundred percent of the price of the ticket”.

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