By Sarah Keane • 09 January 2021 • 13:49
RENFE cancels all trains to and from Madrid as heavy snowfall makes much of the Capital impassable
RENFE has announced the cancellation of all trains travelling to and from Madrid on Saturday, January 9, as well as the Cercanias services in Madrid, owing to severe weather conditions caused by Storm Filomena. Much of the country is under weather warnings for extreme conditions including heavy snowfall, torrential rain and icy gusts.
At dawn on Saturday, the army was deployed to Madrid to rescue hundreds of cars that became stranded on the M607 road due to lethal conditions.
In a press release, Renfe also reported that train services from Andalucía to Catalonia would be temporarily suspended.
“Throughout the night they have been carrying out cleaning tasks in certain stations and points but the storm, with added blizzard, is of such intensity that the work is unsuccessful in a short time,” the release said.
Once the storm subsides, efforts will be made to clear the lesser affected areas, but officials have not yet been able to give a time as to when the services will once again be operational.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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