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Train conductor left passengers stranded after his shift ended mid-trip

A train conductor in Spain left more than 100 passengers stranded as he abandoned the train because his shift had ended

 

A train conductor in Spain left more than 100 passengers stranded as he abandoned the train because his shift had ended. UPI News reported.

The Madrid-bound train was left mid-way leaving more than 109 passengers stranded.

Passengers were told the trip was delayed due to "technical issues," as the conductor had exceeded his maximum hours of work for the day.

According 9News Australia, the passengers were given a refund, the spokesman for train diver union Semaf said the conductor's actions were "in keeping with the legal requirements."

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"Drivers are not allowed at the controls for longer than 5 and a half hours straight," he said.

"He repeatedly told headquarters that he was coming to the end of his shift and would go into overtime but received no answer, so he had to stop."

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