Train derails in Tišnov near Brno
In Tišnov near Brno, the last two cars of the Vysočina express train traveling from Prague to Brno derailed. The cars did not overturn after derailing, and no one was injured in the incident. One hundred fifty people were evacuated from the train. The track is closed.
The train’s damage is estimated at CZK 3 million. Service will resume on Friday, but on other tracks and with diesel engines, because a switch on the track was damaged. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The rescue service sent four crews to the scene, including a helicopter. According to police, the train was traveling from Prague and Havlíčkův Brod towards Brno and derailed between the crossing in Předklášteří and Tišnov railway station. The route leading through the Vysočina region is not the main corridor, but it is a busy route.
The train was traveling at a slow speed at the time of the accident and derailed after passing a switch. Repairs are underway.
There have been more accidents on the railways in recent weeks. The most tragic was the July train crash near Pernink in the Karlovy Vary region, in which two people died, and more than 20 were injured.
Another tragic accident occurred in mid-July near Český Brod, a passenger train crashed into a freight train. The driver died in the accident.
Two days ago, a freight train collided with a locomotive collided at the Jihlava railway station. No one was injured, but damages are estimated at CZK 7 million.
There were two accidents involving pedestrians at the end of July. A Czech Railways passenger train struck and killed a woman in Praha-Vršovice. And a passenger train struck and killed a man walking on the tracks in Praha-Klánovice.