Goods train derails in southern Romania, causing long delays on rail network

Derailed train, archive footage
Derailed train, archive footage

Trains were canceled and running late Monday after a goods train derailed in southern Romania, leading to hours of delays for passengers. There were no reports of injuries.

The 37-wagon freight train derailed between the stations of Farcasele and Draganesti early Monday, Hotnews reported. The privately-owned train was traveling from Craiova to Bucharest.

The rail company sent buses to transport passengers to other train stations so they could continue their travel.  There were lengthy delays of trains going to Arad, Timisoara and Targu Jiu.

Olt county prefect Florin Homorean told Mediafax said it would take a long time to clear the damaged railway line. He said equipment to carry out repairs needs to be sent from Craiova and Bucharest.

“Nobody was injured but there’s a lot of damage done to the railway infrastructure,” according to the police site, Infotrafic Center.

An investigation is underway.


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