And just when we thought our Sevilla mishap couldn’t get any more exciting, our high speed train from Sevilla to Barcelona derailed. Luckily, no one was hurt. As we were riding smoothly and watching “Inferno”, all of a sudden there were loud noises, rumbling, rocks hitting the train and everyone started to wonder what was happening.
The train came to a stop near Puertollano and we saw smoke as a result of the train braking and coming down from a speed of 250 km an hour. And then we were sitting still for a very long time. In our car, the windows right behind us were shattered, yet not completely broken.
While we waited, people started getting out briefly to check out the damage, and so did we. We saw that the car right in front of us had derailed, and people started taking selfies. Oh well, we couldn’t resist taking pictures either and a few hours later, another train arrived to take us to Barcelona.
Things could have been much worse, so I’m glad this only caused a delay for us. Plus, the crew gave out free water, food and chocolate later, and instructions on how to get a full refund of our ticket, which we claimed the following day. Now that’s what I call great customer service!