A train derailed this morning on the Douro Line, in the Mesão Frio area, after hitting stones, with traffic suspended between Ermida and Rede stations, IP and CP companies reported.
A source from Infraestruturas de Portugal (IP) told the Lusa agency that, at 07:05, a train traveling in the direction of Peso da Régua to Porto — São Bento derailed the “two bogies (set of wheels) at the front, at kilometer 90.121 , for having hit rocks”.
The derailment occurred in the Barqueiros area, Mesão Frio municipality, Vila Real district.
The source also said that there were no injuries, only material damage, with circulation suspended between Rede (Mesão Frio) and Ermida (Baião, Porto district) stations.
CP — Comboios de Portugal said that passengers will be transferred by road between Ermida and Peso a Régua stations.
IP said that it immediately mobilized all means to the location in order to trigger the railing process.
According to the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmosphere (IPMA), the district of Vila Real is under yellow warning today and Tuesday due to the forecast of rain, sometimes heavy, and also because of the strong wind.