Organisme d'Enquête sur les Accidents et Incidents Ferroviaires

Pittem Lessons Learned

On 25 November 2015 at around 13:25, a bus from the company De Lijn came to a standstill on the tracks of a level crossing in Pittem. The driver of an SNCB/NMBS passenger train noticed when exiting a bend that there was a bus blocking the level crossing and engaged the emergency brake. In spite of the emergency brake, a collision could not be avoided. The bus driver was killed in the collision.

The summary of the seminar is available here: Summary (FR) / Summary (NL)

The presentations are available here: Presentation