Accident

AN investigation is underway after an Amtrak Acela Express train en route from Washington DC to New York split in two while running at a reported 200km/h as it travelled…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has initiated a programme of frequent mechanical point condition monitoring commonly deployed on heavily-used lines on its main line network following three major derailments in 2017.
AN investigation is underway in Italy after a Trenord commuter train derailed north of Milan on January 25, killing three passengers and injuring 46.
THREE people were killed and more than 70 injured when an Amtrak Cascades train derailed on December 18 while traversing a curve leading onto a bridge over Interstate 5 highway…
TWO staff members from Belgian infrastructure manager Infrabel have been killed by a runaway passenger train while two others were severely injured in the incident which occurred at Morlanwelz on…
ACCORDING to the International Union of Railways’ (UIC) annual report on railway accidents in Europe, in 2016, 52% of accidents were caused by trespassing, and 24% by accidents at level…
THE German federal government is preparing draft legislation proposing the establishment of an independent rail accident investigation body.
A 1.8km funicular railway which passes inside Carmel mountain in the Israeli city of Haifa has closed following a fire which broke out on the morning of February 4 and…
THE 39-year-old DB Networks signalman, who was on duty when two Meridian trains collided head on near Bad Aibling, Germany, on February 9, has been convicted of negligence and sentenced…
BRITAIN’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (Raib) has published an interim report into a fatal accident at 06.07 on November 9 involving an LRV which derailed and overturned on the approach…
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