RENFE asked to switch off ERTMS nearly nine months before the Santiago accident

RENFE asked its drivers in an internal message on the 20th of November of last year already to switch off ETCS because the usage of ERTMS has been causing delays in the transition areas to ASFA. These delays, nine of ten minutes, have been contributed to the the necessity to perform an EVC reset on the train after an unexpected brake intervention occurred.

RENFE internal communique about ERTMS