Ten hurt by train collision in Amersfoort

5th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

5 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — Ten people were injured when a shunter locomotive and a commuter train collided in Amersfoort station on Tuesday morning.

5 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — Ten people were injured when a shunter locomotive and a commuter train collided in Amersfoort station on Tuesday morning.

The drivers of the trains suffered cuts to their faces while eight passengers were also taken to hospital with various complaints including back and neck injuries, a spokesperson for the Railway Police said.

The passenger train, destined for Alkmaar, was leaving Amersfoort Station in the central Netherlands when it collided with the other locomotive. Both were badly damaged but the track emerged relatively unscathed as the engines had not picked up speed when the accident occurred.

It caused delays on the line from Amersfoort to Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. Services will return to normal once the damaged trains are removed from the track, network manager ProRail said.

An investigation has been launched.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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