Some recent deadly train accidents in Europe before Wednesday's crash in Spain:
— July 12, 2013: Six people are killed and nearly 200 injured just south of Paris when four cars slide off the tracks as a passenger train speeds through the small French town of Bretigny-sur-Orge. — April 22, 2012: A woman dies of injuries a day after two trains collide head-on in Amsterdam. At least 16 people are seriously injured.
— April 13, 2012: Three people are killed and 13 injured in a train crash near Frankfurt when two trains collide and derail. — March 3, 2012: Two trains collide head-on in southern Poland, killing at least eight people and injuring around 50.
— Jan. 30, 2011: A head-on collision between a cargo train and a passenger train kills at least 10 people and injures 23 near the eastern German village of Hordorf. — Dec. 9, 2010: One person is killed and two others are injured after a train derailed in southern Greece between the southern cities of Argos and Tripoli.
— Aug. 6, 2010: A train derails in southern Italy, killing one passenger and leaving about 30 injured on the outskirts of Naples, its destination. — July 23, 2010: Switzerland's popular Glacier Express tourist train derails in the Alps, killing one person and injuring 42 on its spectacular journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz.
— Feb. 15, 2010: A train wreck in Buizingen, Belgium, kills 18 people and injures 55. — July 1, 2009: Thirty-two people are killed and 26 injured when a train carrying liquefied gas derails and explodes while traveling through a downtown neighborhood in the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio.
— Oct. 6, 2008: A local passenger train runs into the back of a long-distance train near Budapest, Hungary, killing four people and injuring 26. — Jan. 27, 2008: A passenger train derails in central Turkey, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens of others, possibly due to ice on the tracks.
— July 3, 2006: A local passenger train crashes in the southern city of Valencia, killing 43 people. Excessive speed is blamed.