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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Derailment of a wagon of a freight train

On 29 August 2022, the seventh wagon of a freight train of the railway undertaking Railtraxx derailed near the Froidmont tunnel. The convoy continued its journey for approximately 2 kilometers and stopped at Bressoux station. The railway infrastructure was damaged over this distance and railway traffic was disrupted for several days.
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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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