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Snow blocks train in Aragón and passengers evacuated
31 January 2019 @ 13:28

PASSENGERS on a train across snow-covered Aragón had to be evacuated last night when the line became blocked barely half a kilometre from their station of origin.

The convoy left Canfranc in the Pyrénéen province of Huesca some time after 20.00, but within 300 metres, was unable to go any further because of a snowdrift on the line.

Workers spent nearly an hour trying to clear the track with spades, to no avail.

In the end, they decided to reverse the train into the original station and take the 58 passengers by coach to their destinations, between Canfranc and the terminus at Zaragoza.

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