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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Latest investigation

Collision between an empty passenger train and a railway crane

On Tuesday 12 March 2024, at around 11.20pm, an empty passenger train collided with a railway crane at Belsele on track A of line 59. As a result, the passenger train derailed. Another passenger train, travelling on track B of line 59 and carrying 48 passengers, performed an emergency braking. A collision was narrowly avoided. As a result of this accident, both track A and track B of line 59 remained out of service for more than 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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