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Spain / Train Crash #1053592

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The day of mourning in Santiago de Compostela, Spain for the victims of last night’s train wreck noted; map shown.

(London: Mark Phillips) The investigation into this accident featured; video shown of the train speeding around the curve and the wreckage; details given about Spain’s cost-cutting measures on its high speed rail system and the arrest of driver Francisco Jose Garzon††. [Passenger Roberto FARIZA††- says his wife got hurt very bad; wonders why Garzon was driving so fast.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The general safety of high speed rail noted.

(San Francisco: John Blackstone) California’s proposed high speed rail system that would run between San Francisco and Los Angeles featured; animation shown; scenes shown of the Acela that runs between Boston and Washington, DC. [California High Speed Rail Authority board chairman Dan RICHARD††- says if we don’t build it we have to build more freeways & airports that are going to cost more than the high speed rail system.] A lawsuit & opposition in Congress that could stop construction noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Phillips, Mark;
Blackstone, John

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