TSSA comment on Barcelona train crash

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TSSA General Secretary, Manuel Cortes, has described as “terrible news” the crash between a freight train and passenger train in Catalonia.

According to the Reuters news agency the driver of the passenger train was killed and more than eighty were injured in the incident outside Barcelona on Monday evening.

Commenting, Cortes said: “This is terrible news. The thoughts of our whole union are with the loved ones of the driver who died and with the injured.

“Though relatively rare such events are always a sober reminder of why safety on our railways will always be the number one priority. It is something our union will never take for granted.”