Unwelcome Questions

The trains in and out of the station in Sevilla have been plagued by delays lately, which has not gone down very well with passengers.

AND Santa Justa Train Station in Sevilla 02Naturally, staff manning Santa Justa railway station are a bit on edge so when a reporter working for the regional radio-television network for Andalucía, Canal Sur, insisted on interviewing irate passengers, he was ejected from the railway station.

The journalist, who was reporting live on radio when he was told to leave, wasn’t pleased but not as annoyed as the passengers being interviewed.

This is a very unusual situation because a railway station is most decidedly a public building.

The network tried to contact Adif (Administrador de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias), which is the entity that manages rail transport in Spain for the publicly run Renfe but they were given no adequate response to why a reporter could not do his job inside the station.

Adif might have had a leg to stand on if a reporter was taking photographs or making a video, for security reasons, but he was simply interviewing people with a microphone in his hand.

A tad too touchy, perhaps?

(News/Noticias: City & Metropolitan Area, Sevilla, Andalucia)

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