Freight train with diesel derails in Germany

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A freight train carrying bio-diesel derailed Sunday evening at Niederlahnstein station in Germany. Several tank cars of the train went off the track and are leaking diesel, according to local media. The train was on the way from Rotterdam (Pernis) to Basel. After the incident, the train station was closed for all traffic. 

The accident took place on Sunday evening around 6.40pm. There are no injuries reported. The Federal Police and the State Police have cordoned off the accident site. Fire brigades went on the spot. It is not yet clear why the train derailed.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Freight train with diesel derails in Germany”

Jan Bakx|01.09.20|10:30

Luckily this time it was Diesel and not another dangerous chemical explosive stuff. What was the theoretical change this would happen in the reports of the decision makers??
And yes. It happens again, and again………..

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