Organisme d'Enquête sur les Accidents et Incidents Ferroviaires


The film “Between the lines” of the European Rail Agency (ERA) 


The film “Between the lines” of the European Rail Agency (ERA) describes the circumstances of a real accident.

The film, only available in English, gives an overview of the first phase of the investigation, involving factual data collection by investigators.



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Near-collision between an empty passenger train and another passenger train

On Tuesday 11 July 2023, around 8.20 p.m., an empty passenger train operating a shunting movement derailed at Denderleeuw. Ten minutes later, another passenger train, travelling on track A of line 89 and having 30 passengers on board, nearly collided with this derailed passenger train. As a result of this accident, tracks A and B of line 89 remained out of service for over 6 hours.
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The Investigation Unit (IU) is an organisation created to carry out safety investigations following a railway accident or incident. The IU operates independently of the Safety Authority, of any regulatory body for the railways or any other authority whose interest could conflict with its investigatory duties.

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