Train Derails at Masarykovo nádraží

Train Derails at Masarykovo nádraží

16.7 Update: The station is now fully operational. According to an eyewitness report on Blesk, the train crashed into the platform “at full speed.”

Late last night, a train overshot its arrival into Prague’s Masarykovo nádraží train station, breaking through the station’s bumpers and coming to a rest on the concrete platform beyond the tracks. 

Chunks of concrete were torn up and “flew through the front door” of the station, according to iDnes.  

Three people were injured in the incident. Damages are estimated at 4.2 million CZK. 

Video of the train’s final resting position was captured by iDnes:

Currently, the station is closed and trains are being diverted through other stations in Prague.

According to Czech Railways, the station is expected to be re-opened this afternoon. 

Photos of the incident were released by the Rail Safety Inspection.

Photo: Rail Safety Inspection
Photo: Rail Safety Inspection

Photo: Rail Safety Inspection
Photo: Rail Safety Inspection

The cause of the accident is currently being investigated. It’s either “technical fault of the train or human error,” Rail Safety spokesman Martin Drápal told iDnes

A similar incident occurred last August at Smíchovské nádraží

Dave Park

David Park was born and raised in Baltimore and has been living in the Czech Republic since 2009 after studying journalism in Prague. No stranger to controversial topics, feel free to comment on his articles and let him know how you *really* feel.

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