Sector Rail traffic

Collision between a passenger train and a man lift at Dalfsen

Introduction

On 23 February 2016, a passenger train travelling at high speed collided with a man lift crossing a level crossing in Dalfsen. The train driver was killed in the accident. The cab he was in was completely destroyed. The train derailed and ended up on its side. Two people on the train suffered minor injuries. The man lift was completely destroyed.
 
The number of serious level crossing accidents has decreased significantly in recent decades. This decrease has stagnated in recent years; the number of fatal casualties has stabilised at 10 to 15 per year for some time now. The train collision gave the Dutch Safety Board cause to investigate whether lessons could be learnt for improving level crossing safety in general.

Statistics

  • Start date 23 feb. 2016
  • End date 13 dec. 2016
  • Type investigationFull
  • Status investigationClosed

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Collision between a passenger train and a man lift at Dalfsen