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FINAL REPORT from a technical investigation of a railway accident - derailment of freight train No. 30560 in the interchange Gavrailovo - Shivachevo on 26.01.2019

FINAL REPORT from a technical investigation of a railway accident - derailment of freight train No. 30560 in the interchange Gavrailovo - Shivachevo on 26.01.2019

On January 26th, 2019, at 14:55 pm, from Burgas Station to Pirdop Station, a freight train (FT) No. 30560, serviced by the railway carrier "DB Cargo Bulgaria" LTD, has left. The composition of the train is an electric locomotive No. 86018 who pulls the train, followed by three locomotives in idle mode and 33 empty wagons, 144 axles, 1068 tons. Route of traffic Burgas - Zimnitsa - Tulovo - Karlovo - Pirdop. The train had a reworking of the composition at the Karnobat and Zimnitsa Stations. Departing from the Zimnitsa Station towards the next stations, the train passed without stopping and peculiarities to Gavrailovo Station.

After leaving the train in the Gavrailovo - Shivachevo railway station at km 268 + 950, at 18:35 pm, the twenty-third empty wagon No.33 52 080 6 189-5 has derailed. The running speed at the time of derailment was 75 km / h. The wagon derails with a first axle on the first bogie, on the right in the direction of the movement and at arrow No. 1 at Shivachevo Station, the second axle also derailed. Passing without stopping on the third main track at Shivachevo Station at the station crossing, second wagon bogie derailed too. After 50 meters on arrow No. 2, as a result of twisting the buffers in the twenty-fourth, then empty wagon No. 33 52 592 8 528-6 is dragged to the left and derails with the two axles of the first bogie.

There was a notification of the traffic officer on duty at Shivachevo Station to the on-board train dispatcher, who ordered the shutdown of the contact network voltage. The train is stopped in the Shivachevo - Tvarditsa at km 262 + 720.

As a result of the derailment there were no injured personnel, there were damages to the railway infrastructure - railway 6230 m, damage to arrows 1 and 2 and damage to the platform between the second and third tracks at Shivachevo Station.