Rail Accident And Incident Investigation Unit


Joint Network Secretariat Normal Procedure Task Force Broken wheels  – 


The results of the Joint Network Secretariat – Normal Procedure – Task Force on Broken wheels are available (28 November 2019)

The NSA BE (Belgian National Safety Authority) considers the issue to be critical and asks you to pay special attention to the long-term mitigation measures for railway undertakings and the entities in charge of maintenance.


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Derailment of a passenger train

On Thursday 28 January 2021 passenger train E1954 (Charleroi - Antwerpen-Centraal) derailed in Weerde, in advance of the Weerde stopping point, on track A of Line 27 in the direction of Antwerp. There were 15 passengers on board the train: none of them were injured. The train derailed with only one axle.
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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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