ÖBB to clear one track near derailment site, full rehabilitation days away

ÖBB is targeting single-track operations on Wednesday on the double-track Pottendorf line, where on Monday afternoon a Raaberbahn-operated train derailment happened that left one dead and 12 injured. The company hopes to partially resume services from 18.00 onwards.

Trains in the area around Münchendorf have been running between Achau and Wampersdorf instead. But, if everything goes according to plan, single-track operations will be started up in the evening. Regardless, ÖBB is warning travellers to play close attention to timetable information.

The other track on the Pottendorf line has suffered extensive damage as a result of the incident, ÖBB says. Based on current estimates, the rehabilitation works can take between three to five days. The railway company says the cause of the derailment of the Raaberbahn-operated train is still under investigation.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Editor RailTech.com

1 comment op “ÖBB to clear one track near derailment site, full rehabilitation days away”

bönström bönström|13.05.22|01:28

“Still under investigation”, thus just as normal. (Quality Programs of Infrastructure management evidently needs upgrading…)
Costs of derailments are high, very high and frequency as well…
It is 2022 now and running on margin as currently is not timely. Risks at supply chains of clients means added logistic costs, casts currently too high.
An upgrading of infrastructure, safely above the currently allowed, for 32,5 ton axial load should benefit as well Industry, as clients.

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