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Derailment of freight train No 50505 during transit passing through Petarch station on 28.08.2016

Derailment of freight train No 50505 during transit passing through Petarch station on 28.08.2016
At 12:24 PM on 28.08.2016 freight train (FT) No 50505 of BDZ Cargo departed from Stanyantsi shunting district in direction Stanyantsi – Voluyak – Dupnitsa. While passing transit through Petarch station and after exit switch no 2 , seven cars (from 4-th to 10-th) from the composition of the train derailed. The train was composed of 12 wagons loaded with coal, serviced by the leading locomotive No 43-551 and pushing locomotive No 45-166, and with a total mass of 924 tonnes.
No one was hurt in result of the accident. Destroyed was about 200 meters of railroad and severe material damages were inflicted to the derailed cars.
The movement of trains along the Petarch - Kostinbrod railroad section was suspended, 13 trains were cancelled and extra 5 trains of BDZ Passengers were appointed. After completing the fortification works on the track, the movement of trains was restored to a limit of 25 km/h of movement in the section from km. 21+000 to km 21+300 at 2:45 AM on 08.30.2016.
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