- An Amtrak convoy on the Seattle-Portland line falls over a bridge causing casualties on the opening day
- The Spanish manufacturer anticipates that the locomotive is not yours
The Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has been directly involved in the rail accident that took place in the early morning in the United States . The passenger cars of the accident convoy outside Seattle (Washington), with the result of dozens of injured and a number to determine the number of deaths (authorities confirm three fatalities), left the company’s factories. On the train were 78 passengers and five crew members of the Amtrak company.
Talgo has been supplying the US operator Amtrak for more than 20 years
Talgo has been the provider of the American operator Amtrak for more than 20 years. The Cascade service, in which the serious accident occurred, uses seven articulated trains with a Spanish brand. The line links the cities of Seattle and Portland.
The one that was of premiere is the infrastructure, inaugurated in the day of today after the remodeling of the old layout. It is speculated with the speed as the trigger of the exit of the road, at 7.45 in the morning local time, when crossing the convoy a bridge on the I-5 highway, in the vicinity of the town of Dupont.
US President Donald Trump has reacted through his Twitter account , stating that events like this ratify the urgency of approving the infrastructure plan : “Seven trillion dollars spent in the Middle East while our roads, bridges, tunnels and railways are crumble! not for long! “Trump has said.