El País. Media caption Cristobal Vanyo recalls the Santiago de Compostela train crash. Renfe said the train came off the tracks on a bend about 3 or 4km (2-2.5 miles) from Santiago de Compostela station at 20:41 local time (18:41 GMT) on Wednesday. Train Santiago de Compostela : Trains map, pass, timetables and fares Santiago de Compostela. The train driver’s attention was distracted by repeated mobile phone calls from the railway’s inspector in charge of the rail line leading into Santiago de Compostela. The Santiago de Compostela derailment occurred on 24 July 2013, when an Alvia high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, in the north-west of Spain, derailed at high speed on a bend about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) outside of the railway station at Santiago de Compostela.Out of 222 people (218 passengers and 4 crew) on board, around 140 were injured and 79 died. On Friday one of the first funerals for the dead took place in the small Galician town of Pontecesures. Disaster complexity and the Santiago de Compostela train derailment James M. Shultza, ... of the Santiago de Compostela train crash was recon-structed from the complementary vantage points of international experts in transportation engineering, crash injury research, biomechanics, disaster and trauma psychology, complexity sciences, and disaster health. When we saw the reports of a train derailment up in Galicia little did we […] Santiago de Compostela Rail Disaster (2013) The Santiago de Compostela rail disaster occurred on 24 July 2013, when an Alvia high-speed train travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, in the north-west of Spain, derailed at high speed on a bend about 4 kilometres outside of the railway station at Santiago de Compostela, Spain. (Photo: José Antonio Iglesias Vázquez; 061-Galicia). Rail crash near Santiago kills 79 The accident is the worst of its kind in Spain in the last 40 years, leaving more than 130 injured The Madrid-Ferrol Alvia train left the tracks after taking an 80km/h bend in the track at 180km/h . The last of these calls lasted 1 minute and 42 seconds, sufficient time for the train to travel more than 5.5 … It was the day before the dia de Santiago de Compostela, which is a day of celebrations for the town. That however is a distant memory now as a result of one of the worst transport tragedies in Spanish history. Santiago de Compostela - 25 jul 2013 - 19:04 UTC. Santiago rail crash: ... A year after a high-speed train derailed on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, ... Spain train crash witnesses speak of chaos . Rail Europe your best and fastest way to discover and enjoy Europe ! On Wednesday a high-speed train crashed and derailed in Santiago de Compostela, killing 78 people in Spain's worst train crash since 1972. The Train Crash in Angrois, Outside Santiago de Compostela, Spain in 2013. Members of Spain's royal family attend a Mass in Santiago de Compostela for the 79 people who died in a train crash the north-western city.