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Investigation of a railway accident on the Randsfjordbanen line

On Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 21:20, the driver of a passenger car was killed when the car was hit by a passenger train on Vikersund level crossing.

The level crossing is secured with a barriers and is located inside Vikersund station. The train was on its way to Drammen and was cleared through Vikersund station. Just before the crossing, the driver of the train became aware of the passenger car standing between the barriers. He applied emergency brakes and gave a signal, but the accident could not be avoided.

There were three persons in the passenger car. Two of them had left the car, but the driver remained in the car and died in the accident.

The investigation will clarify the sequence of events and identify possible causal factors. Any underlying conditions that may have contributed to the accident will be mapped and analysed.


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Mot plo

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PLO Vikersund st. 02

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PLO Vikersund st.

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Latest update: 31.01.2020


Location Vikersund level crossing
Occurrence date 28.01.2020
Train No 64
Type of Transportation Passenger train
Type of occurrence Level-crossing
Rolling Stock Locomotive
Operator Vy

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