Train collides with truck in Limburg yesterday, route closed for hours today

At 5pm yesterday, a train on route between Weert and Roermond in Limburg collided with a truck at an intersection. The train route will be shut down until at least 2pm today.

Police reported that the truck driver, who jumped from the vehicle before the collision, was unharmed. Two of the train passengers have minor neck injuries and are being cared for, but most of the damage was to the truck and train. Police are still investigating the cause of the incident.

Below is a video taken of the collision:

The damage

ProRail employees worked through the night to repair the damage, but the rail company reported that the damage is “greater than expected”. The rails, level crossing installation and the catenary portals were all extremely damaged and must be totally replaced, reports NOS. The train and truck of course received the brunt of the damage, and were removed from the scene last night.

Route closure

As a result, no trains will run between Sittard and Weert until at least 2pm today. In the meantime, buses will be provided for passengers travelling through this region of Limburg.

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Emily Burgerhttps://emilycburger.wixsite.com/expression
Emily grew up in South Africa but has also lived in Egypt, the UK, Canada and now the Netherlands. She first came here for her Bachelors in Arts and Culture at Maastricht University and soon fell in love with the land of canals, clogs and cheese. When she's not daydreaming about sci-fi movies or countries yet to explore, you can find her writing for DutchReview.

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