Technical Rescue: Probe of Deadly Spanish Subway Derailment Ordered Reopened

06/14/2013
By George Potter Just past midday on July 3, 2006, the urban transport system of Valencia, Spain experienced the country's gravest subway accident and one of the world's most serious urban transport incidents. Forty-two passengers and the conductor lost their livers and 47 other passengers suffered various injuries. Valencia is Spain's third largest city, with a population of 810,000 in the 52-sq.-mile municipality; the 700-sq.-mile metropolitan area population reaches 2.3 million, depending on the season. Valencia is the nation's second most important sea port. Two America's defenses were held there, in 2007 and 2009, and the specially laid-out urban motor sport circuit has hosted five F...

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