Interlaken, Switzerland: Train collies with tourist bus

23 May

The full-barrier (quad-gate) level crossing adjacent to Interlake Ost railway station was the context within which a passenger train collided with a tour bus carrying tourists from Taiwan. The accident occurred at about 8.00pm on May 20th and led to 17 tour bus passengers being taken t hospital, with most discharged the same evening. No one on board the train was hurt.

Railway owner – BLS – has said that there isn’t a history of accidents at the level crossing and that they will not comment further on the ongoing investigation to establish what went wrong at a location where train speed is limited to 40kph..

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