Swiss train crash likely caused by ignoring of track signals

Swiss train crash likely caused by ignoring of track signals

Signal-jumping is thought to have caused a head-on train crash in Switzerland, in which one person died and 35 were injured.

A train driver was killed when two regional trains collided yesterday evening, around 50 km from the capital, Bern.

The national rail company, CFF, is investigating whether one train failed to respect a signal when departing from a station before the crash.

The body of the driver of one of the trains was recovered earlier today, authorities said.

Police in Vaud canton said rescue workers found the body of the man, whose name has not been released, in the driver’s cab early today after they managed to separate the front of the two trains.

Yesterday’s crash near Granges-pres-Marnand station left the trains locked together, partly lifted off the tracks by the force of the collision.


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