On Wednesday 15 January 2014 an intercity train derailed when it passed a switch shortly after leaving Hilversum station. After the first section of the train had travelled in a straight direction over the switch, the rear section of the train was suddenly directed onto the adjacent track, as a result of which the train derailed. A train travelling in the opposite direction was brought to a standstill in time to avoid a collision. As the failure of a switch can result in a major accident, the Safety Board initiated an investigation.

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Overdue switch maintenance contributed to derailment in Hilversum

The derailment near Hilversum station on 15 January this year was partly caused by overdue switch maintenance, the Dutch Safety Board writes in its report published today. The Safety Board points out…

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Achterstallig onderhoud aan wissel mede oorzaak treinontsporing Hilversum

De treinontsporing nabij station Hilversum op 15 januari van dit jaar was mede het gevolg van achterstallig onderhoud aan een wissel. Dat schrijft de Onderzoeksraad voor Veiligheid in het vandaag…

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Theme Rail traffic

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Status Completed

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