Sector Rail traffic

Risk management for the transport of dangerous goods by rail, 6 March 2015 Tilburg


On 6 March 2015, a passenger train ran into the back of a stationary freight train, in Tilburg. As a result of the collision, a leak occurred in the rearmost wagon of the freight train, a tank wagon filled with fifty tonnes of flammable gas (butadiene). There were no serious injuries, and the scale of the leak remained limited. The Dutch Safety Board has investigated which safety lessons can be drawn from the accident in respect of the fact that a dangerous substance escaped.


  • Start date 10 mrt. 2015
  • End date 10 mrt. 2016
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed

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