Train Collision on the Flåm Railway – nothing serious
Two trains, with a total of 800 passengers on board, have collided at Berekvam station on the Flåm Railway (Flåmsbanen). Two persons are treated by health personnel but are not seriously injured.
Police and the ambulance service moved out when the collision was reported on Wednesday afternoon.
The trains kept low speed but suffered material damage.
“Two persons are seen too by health professionals. There are no serious injuries. The remaining passengers appear to be unscathed,” West Police District states.
#Flåm – politi og ambulanse er på stedet. 2 personer blir tilsett av helsepersonell, men det er ikke alvorlige skader. Ellers fremstår resten av passasjerene uskadd. Det skal være ca 800 passasjerer på de to togene.— Vest politidistrikt (@politivest) July 31, 2019
The Flåm Railway is closed for traffic on the entire stretch – from Myrdal to Flåm, according to Bane Nor.
“We currently don’t know how long it will take before it is opened for traffic again,” Bane Nor adds.
The scenic Flåm Railway is a side-track to the Bergen Railway. It runs from Myrdal station, 867 metres above sea level, down to the Aurland Fjord. National Geographic Traveler Magazine has named Flåmsbanen one of the top ten train journeys in Europe. It reached the top position of Lonely Planet Travellers destinations in 2014.
Locomotive hit a tractor-trailer on the Kongsvinger Railway
A locomotive collided with a tractor at Sander on the Kongsvinger Railway on Wednesday. The locomotive hit the tractors trailer. The tractor driver emerged unscathed from the collision.
Police have seized the man’s driver’s license.
“The driver of the tractor explains that he had seen the locomotive. He considered the situation such as that he would reach the other side in time,” Inland Police District reports.
KONGSVINGERBANEN: Meldt om kollisjon mellom tog og traktor v/Sander. Lokomotivet har truffet traktorhengeren. Fører av traktor fremstår som uskadd. Nødetatene er på stedet.— Politiet i Innlandet (@politiinnlandet) July 31, 2019
The locomotive was on its way to service in Oslo. No carriages were attached, according to the local newspaper Glåmdalen. The tractor was on its way over an unsecured train crossing.
The stretch Kongsvinger – Skarnes was closed after the collision, but it could be reopened at 3.30 pm, Bane Nor informs.
“The trains are running, but delays and settings can still occur until we are back to normal operation,” the operator, Vy (formerly NSB), reports.
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