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Train with 50 students derails in the Oberland: passengers report "jerking" - the police give details

2023-01-11T06:02:18.090Z


Train with 50 students derails in the Oberland: passengers report "jerking" - the police give details Created: 01/11/2023, 06:55 By: Klaus-Maria Mehr, Barbara Schlotterer-Fuchs A train derailed in the Oberland. There were 50 students on the train. The train came to a standstill on the track bed. Miraculously, no passenger was injured. Individuals suffered shock. Major alarm in Peiting : Around


Train with 50 students derails in the Oberland: passengers report "jerking" - the police give details

Created: 01/11/2023, 06:55

By: Klaus-Maria Mehr, Barbara Schlotterer-Fuchs

A train derailed in the Oberland.

There were 50 students on the train.

The train came to a standstill on the track bed.

Miraculously, no passenger was injured.

Individuals suffered shock.

  • Major alarm in Peiting

    : Around 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday morning near Peiting near Schongau, a Bavarian Regionalbahn (BRB) train derailed.

  • Very lucky:

    Because the train was just before the entrance to the station, it was traveling at a reduced speed, so nobody was injured.

    The federal police have initial information about the course of the accident.

  • Overview: From the large-scale alarm to frightened students to helpless railway employees: You can read our reporter's large, orderly on-site report on the derailed train in Peiting here.

  • Rescue work and investigations into the cause of the accident are currently underway.

    Here you can find out all the new developments live.

Update, 3:15 p.m .:

The salvage work continues.

The train of the Bayerische Oberlandbahn derailed at the Peitingen station.

According to information from the site, he will probably stay there overnight.

Apart from that, it can be assumed from previous experiences of other train accidents that this route will remain closed for at least weeks.

The federal police gave the first details: the train derailed when crossing a switch

Update, 12.40 p.m

.: The federal police in Kempten have taken over the investigation and are currently writing about the course of the accident: “The train passed the entrance switch at the station at around 30 km/h.

Three bogies of a train set derailed.” The accident happened while crossing a switch.

A railcar jumped off the track with several wheels.

Then, probably due to the reduced speed, the great miracle happened.

The train did not slip off the embankment at an angle and tip over, but braked in the track bed and came to a standstill in the direction of travel.

Lucky in misfortune: The train jumps off the track bed, but slides on between two tracks in the direction of travel without tipping over.

© Herald

There were 52 travelers in the BRB, mostly students and the driver.

Federal police confirm that some students suffered a mild shock.

They were treated at the scene by paramedics.

Nobody had to go to the hospital.

The route will remain closed for a very long time.

The train needs to be repaired and salvaged, then the tracks need to be examined and repaired.

The police estimate the damage incurred at several 100,000 euros.

Technical or human error?

Federal police determined

There is no information yet on the cause of the accident.

The police write: "The railway accident investigators at the Federal Police Inspectorate in Kempten will now clarify whether technical or human error caused the accident."

Train derailed shortly before the station: speed was reduced - no injuries

Update, 11.25 a.m .:

New information from the train drama: At 7.30 a.m. the sirens rang in Peiting.

The Bavarian regional train derailed shortly before entering Peiting Ost station.

Immediately the fire brigade and the rescue service received a major alarm.

Luckily for the occupants: the train had already slowed down for the entrance to the station, so it landed on the track bed after the derailment.

Miraculously, nobody was hurt.

A large contingent of emergency services at the scene of the accident.

© Herald

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Train derails near Schongau: federal police are investigating – students are in shock

The federal police have now started the investigation and are questioning the passengers.

The train consisted almost exclusively of students who wanted to travel from the Hohenpeissberg area to the Schongau school center.

The students reported jerking.

Our reporter from on site reported that the horror was written all over their faces.

Two of the people on the train suffered a shock and were treated by paramedics.

The stranded passengers could warm up in the old train building.

A firefighter escorts a student out of the danger zone.

Some students were shocked.

© Herlod

Update, 10.55 a.m

.: The large-scale operation continues.

The Bavarian Regionalbahn, which operates the route, reports a "major disruption" and a "route closure".

There is still no information on the cause of the accident from DB-Netz, which is responsible for the tracks.

Update, 10:19 a.m .:

The train has now been evacuated.

The route is totally closed.

The salvage work is underway.

A replacement bus service has been set up between Schongau and Peißenberg.

Train derailed in Peiting: people in shock – miraculously nobody was injured

The BRB train derailed just before Peiting-Ost station.

Miraculously nothing more happened.

© Barbara Schlotterer-Fuchs

First report, 9.33 a.m .:

More than a hundred rescue workers from the fire brigade, THW, rescue service and police were on duty at the Peiting-Ost train station (Weilheim-Schongau district) this morning.

The large-scale operation was triggered by a major alarm at half past seven in the morning - on the assumption that the train could also have overturned.

According to initial information, there are no injuries.

Individuals suffered shock.

All news and stories from Schongau and the surrounding area are always up to date and only available from us.

Source: merkur

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