Two Dutch commuter trains collided head on in Amsterdam on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at around 6:30PM in between the Amsterdam Sloterdijk and the Amsterdam Central stations injuring at least 117 people. The two trains were both in the same track during the collision.
The worst train accident happened in Netherlands was the January 8, 1962 accident, wherein two trains collided head on killing 93 people and injuring at least 50 others.
The Train Collision
One of the trains is coming from Amsterdam Central Station while the other one came from Amsterdam Sloterdijk. When they collided head on outside Amsterdam, both trains are in the same track but running in opposite direction.
Authorities said that both trains are running at the speed of 50 kilometers per hour.
Before the collision, a train sounded the emergency alarm, then followed the big bang sound of the collision.
The Cause of Accident
Authorities are still investigating why the two trains that are running in opposite direction are both in the same track. They are looking for a human error that leads to the accident.
Photo of the Amsterdam April 2012 Train Collision
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