Rail Accident And Incident Investigation Unit

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Joint Network Secretariat Normal Procedure Task Force Broken wheels  – 

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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 4 March 2021, at 6:35 p.m., upon its arrival at Germoir station, passenger train E3289 derailed with 1 axle after colliding with a metal object present in the tracks. There were no victims and the passengers could easily exit the train via the Germoir station platform.
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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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