Solidarity message from ETF following railway accident in Portugal

4 Aug 2020

The ETF is shocked and saddened to learn about the terrible rail accident last Friday in central Portugal.

A collision with a maintenance machine resulted in the death of the two maintenance workers who were on the tracks and 37 injured.

ETF presents its sincere condolences to the families, loved ones, relatives, friends and colleagues of the victims of this tragic accident.

At the ETF, we are committed to our fight for railway safety, for safe working conditions, and against financial cuts to ensure passengers’ and railway workers’ safety in both freight and passenger transport.

We hope that an independent and rigorous investigation into the accident reveals the full range of causes that lead to this accident and that it does not end in the usual “human error”.