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Latest investigations

DateTitle
18/12/2014Train derailment, 18.12.2014, Dej Triaj (Romania)
17/12/2014Other event, 2014.12.17., Budapest, Könyves Kálmán körút (Hungary)
17/12/2014Train derailment, 17.12.2014, Pestis station (Romania)
16/12/2014Spad, 2014.12.16., Budapest, Rákosrendezo station (Hungary)
15/12/2014Trains collision with an obstacle, 15/12/2014, Prosenice, CZE (Czech Republic)

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Spad, 2014.12.16., Budapest, Rákosrendező station (Hungary)Train derailment, 21/11/2014, Ostrava hl. n. (Czech Republic)Level crossing accident, 11/11/2014, Bátaszék  (Hungary)Trains collision with an obstacle, 11/11/2014, Intersection between Munkedamsveien and Cort Adelers street in Oslo (Norway)Broken axles, 2014.11.04., Dombóvár (Hungary)Train derailment, 03/11/2014, Eidsvoll station, Dovrebanen (Norway)Train derailment, 2014.10.21., Ostffyasszonyfa (Hungary)Level crossing accident, 20/10/2014, Tatabánya - Környe (Hungary)Level crossing accident, 09/10/2014, LC at km 5+375 in the Volujak-Sofia inter-station section. (Bulgaria)Level crossing accident, 9/18/2014, Krapina (Croatia)

New recommendations

Issued onTitle
04/12/2014Preventive measures: The presence of works (and the lights) on the day of the accident could have diverted the driver's attention away from correctly perceiving the meaning of signal RX-W.6: the works and the signal were simultaneously visible. In a situation like that which occurred in Wetteren, the infrastructure manager's procedures do not impose temporary speed restrictions.
04/12/2014Preventive measures: The investigation into the driver's timetable indicated a significant level of fatigue at the start of his service and at the time of the accident. Railway undertakings follow rules related to shift organisation, including for night shifts. This type of shift work scheduling is part of the special assessment during training and recruitment of staff (psychological and medical profile). Nevertheless, depending on the circumstances a specific form of fatigue can occur. When estimation of the fatigue level is based on self-evaluation, the relative ineffectiveness of this evaluation has been demonstrated.
04/12/2014Recovery measures: The railway system expects the drivers on its railway network to correctly perceive and interpret the signals and to take the appropriate action. The railway undertakings have adopted diff erent protection mechanisms to help prevent accidents. These mechanisms are inadequate in case a driver wrongly perceives or misinterprets a warning signal.
04/12/2014Recovery measures: One of the tasks of the train protection system MEMOR is to remind the driver of restrictions using lights on the display: this was not sufficiently striking to be perceived by the driver and to play a role in recalling information. In the best case, the MEMOR light allows the driver to evaluate the situation again, however a correction of their perception of the situation is not possible as the signal is no longer visible and as MEMOR gives no indication of its aspect. In the absence of physical defences with the built-in safety management of trains, the protective measures, present at the time of the accident, were insufficient to prevent an accident.
04/12/2014Mitigation measures: During the day of the accident, representatives from several companies entered the safety perimeter around the site of the accident, without prior risk analysis or LMRA (Last Minute Risk Analysis) and without appropriate personal protective equipment. The company responsible for the salvage work applied the above method correctly and effectively and the organization of access to the site of the accident during the salvage operations was more than outstanding

News

DateTitle
05/08/2014CSI 2013 data form available
12/07/2012Launch of the ERAIL investigation reporting part
02/12/2011Fewer accidents on EU railways in 2010
The European Railway Agency has published the EU railway safety data for 2010. Since data were first collected in the EU in 2006, the year 2010 can be seen as the safest on EU railways.
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