Accident

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…
BRITAIN’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (Raib) has launched an investigation into a fatal accident at 06.13 on November 9 involving an LRV which derailed and overturned on the approach to…
ACCORDING to an International Union of Railways’ (UIC) report released on October 4, improved safety in railway operations led to a 14% drop in 2015 in accidents compared with 2014,…
THE US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that the driver of a Washington DC - New York Amtrak Northeast Regional train which derailed near Philadelphia on May 12…
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