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Train Crashes into Bus in Switzerland; 16 Injured

Train Crashes into Bus in Switzerland; 16 Injured

A high speed train crashed into a bus at a railway crossing in Interlaken, Switzerland, on the night of May 20. Around 16 people sustained injuries of various intensities in the crash. The injured were taken to hospitals. The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Tour Bus Collided with 4 Lorries in Switzerland; 40 hurt

Tour Bus Collided with 4 Lorries in Switzerland; 40 hurt

An Edwards tour bus collided with 4 lorries on A2-motorway in Lucerne, Switzerland, on the afternoon of September 4. According to the local police, the pile-up happened when one of the lorries hit another lorry from behind, which then crashed into the bus. Around 40 people were hurt in the crash. Four with serious injuries were airlifted to [...]

At Least 5 Injured after Trains Collide in Switzerland

At Least 5 Injured after Trains Collide in Switzerland

A commuter train and a regional intercity train collided at the Rafz train station near Zurich, Switzerland, at around 6:45 a.m. on February 20. Authorities said both trains were travelling in the same direction when one sideswiped the other. The sideswiped train veered off the rails and many carriages tipped over. At least 5 people were [...]

Train Hit by Landslide in Switzerland; 11 Injured

Train Hit by Landslide in Switzerland; 11 Injured

A mountain train was hit by a landslide in a deep valley between Tiefencastel and Solis, in Graubuenden, Switzerland, on August 13. The accident happened after the train departed from the ski resort of St. Moritz and headed towards Chur, Graubuenden, with more than 140 people aboard. Three carriages of train derailed after the accident; one [...]

Collision Between Two Trains in Switzerland

Collision Between Two Trains in Switzerland

At 7 pm near the station of Granges-pres-Marnand in Switzerland, two Swiss Federal Railways trains crashed head-on, trapping and killing one driver and injuring the other. Forty-four passengers were injured, five seriously. The one fatality has been reported is one of the drivers. One train was leaving the station and the other was arriving [...]

Identification of Victims is Complete

Identification of Victims is Complete

Photo (KANTONSPOLIZEI WALLIS/POLICE OF VALAIS) center> What: Chartered Toptours bus (Aarschot) Where: A9 highway near Sierre, western Switzerland, When: March 14, 2012, 9 p.m. Who: 22 Belgian 12-year-olds 6th grade students from two classes in Lommel Colony (Lommel) and St Lambertus Catholic School(Heverlee) and six adults, 24 [...]

28 lost in Belgian Bus Crash Returning from Swiss Skiing trip

28 lost in Belgian Bus Crash Returning from Swiss Skiing trip

Photo (KANTONSPOLIZEI WALLIS/POLICE OF VALAIS) center> What: Chartered Toptours bus (Aarschot) Where: A9 highway near Sierre, western Switzerland, When: March 14, 2012, 9 p.m. Who: 22 Belgian 12-year-olds 6th grade students from two classes in Lommel Colony (Lommel) and St Lambertus Catholic School(Heverlee) and six adults, 24 [...]

Swiss FLIRT Injures 5 and Fails test

Swiss FLIRT Injures 5 and Fails test

What: FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) Where: Norway When: Feb 15, 2012 Who: 5 crew aboard, no passengers Why: Three Norwegians, a Swiss and a Finn were aboard the FLIRT train on the Vestfoldbanen train line when the new high-speed train derailed near Nykirke on a mountain SW of Oslo. The FLirt is made by Stadler Rail AG. [...]

Transitgas Pipeline Shut Down For Inspection

Transitgas Pipeline Shut Down For Inspection

What: the southern leg of Transitgas pipeline Where: Swiss-Italy gas pipeline When: Oct 14 Why: After heavy rain bared part of the Transitgas pipeline that goes through parts of Switzerland and Italy, the pipeline was shut down. The pipeline runs through the Alps. In 2010, it was shut down for months after a rockslide. Currently the [...]

Collision at Zurich Train Station

Collision at Zurich Train Station

What: Train scheduled from Zurich to Brugg Where: Zurich’s main train station When: Friday, 6 August, 2010 Who: 6 injured Why: The train was leaving the station for Brugg when it collided with a construction train. There was no disruption of service and the four men and two women who were injured did not include railway workers. Five [...]

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