Francisco Jose Garzon described the bend on the approach to Santiago de Compostela station as ‘inhuman’. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

“I’ve said before that this bend was dangerous and that one day it would do for us.” These were the words of Francisco Jose Garzon, the driver of the (...)

President Michael D Higgins has laid a floral tribute in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in memory of those killed in the train crash near the(...)

People watch a service in memory of the victims of the Santiago train crash on a screen outside the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters.

Mourners in Spain packed a memorial service tonight for the 79 people who died in the country’s worst rail disaster in decades, as investigators prepa(...)

Train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo, (53) is taken in a police car from police station to the preliminary court in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The high-speed train crashed after it derailed on a bend as it approached the north-western Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela at 8.40pm on Wednesday. At least 79 people have died and over 130 are reported injured. The crash occured on the eve of the Santiago de Compostela Festivities. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed was taken before a judge for questioning this evening as officials try to determine to what(...)

A train derails in this series of still images from the video of a security camera near Santiago de Compostela, northwestern Spain, yesterday. Reuters

One of the drivers of a Spanish train which derailed yesterday killing at least 80 passengers is being formally investigated in connection with the in(...)