21 May 2014, 08:44

Train operation in Moscow region fully restored after accident

Train operation in Moscow region fully restored after accident

All restoration work has been completed and the traffic re-opened on the second main track. From now on, the movement of passenger and commuter trains in the Nara-Bekasovo-1 track is carried out in full.

The train operation on the Nara Bekasovo-1 route in the Moscow region, where the clash between two trains took place on Tuesday, has been completely restored, reports the press center of MRR (Moscow Railroad) on Wednesday night. "At 19.17 the main track was re-opened, and at 23.55 all the work has been completed and the second main track was opened as well. From now on, the movement of passenger and commuter trains in the Nara-Bekasovo-1 route is carried out in full", said in the statement.

Train collision occurred on a railway road between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo on Tuesday afternoon. Freight train derailed and crashed on the passenger train going from Moscow to Kishinev. According to recent reports, six people were killed and 31 injured.

President Putin announces thorough investigation of train crash

Russia's authorities are doing all they can to help victims of the Moscow region commuter train crash, President Vladimir Putin said during his meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Shanghai on Tuesday. "We are undertaking all possible measures to help the injured and will provide assistance to the families of people who died."

"Of course, a thorough investigation into the incident will be carried out," Putin said. For his part, Ban Ki-moon expressesd his deepest condolences to those who had lost loved ones and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

Two trains collided in the Moscow region earlier on Tuesday. The accident happened on the railroad line between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo, when a freight train derailed and collided into a long-distance passenger train from Moscow to Chisinau.

At least 6 died and another 31 sustained injures, Russia's Health Ministry said. All the injured were riding in the same carriage, said the Moscow Region Health Department. According to preliminary information from the Moscow Transport Department, the incident was caused by a broken rail.

6 dead, 25 injured in train collision near Moscow

Six people have died and 25 were injured in a train collision near the Bekasovo-1 station, 60 kilometers west of Moscow, said Russian Emergencies Minister, Vladimir Puchkov, on Tuesday. "According to the latest reports, 25 people have been wounded, including one child, a girl, her condition has been described as moderate-to-severe," a spokesperson at the ministry's situation room said Tuesday.

The source said a dozen people had been admitted to clinics around the capital, with a further 15 taken to Moscow hospitals. Another two of the injured are to be flown by helicopter to the Sklifosovsky emergency care institute in Moscow, said Sergei Goncharov, Director at the National Center for Disaster Medicine, Zashchita (Protection).

Deputy Emergency Minister Vladimir Stepanov earlier ordered lists to be drawn up of those injured in the collision to inform the families of their whereabouts.

Two trains collided in the Moscow region earlier on Tuesday. The accident happened on the tracks between Naro-Fominsk and Bekasovo, when a freight train derailed and collided into a long-distance passenger train en route to Chisinau, Moldova from Moscow. According to preliminary Transport Department information, the collision was caused by a broken rail.

Casualties reported as two trains collide near Moscow

Casualties were reported after a passenger and freight train collided on Tuesday in southwest Moscow, a police source said.

"Initial reports suggest that there are dead and injured people," the source said.

The source said that near Bekasovo station, several freight train cars derailed and impacted a passenger train.

The Main Directorate of the Emergencies Ministry in the Moscow Region has confirmed the report.

The press service for the Moscow Transport Police Department reported that the trains collided between the stations of Bekasovo and Naro-Fominsk, located on the Kiev-bound railway some 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Moscow’s center.

The service added that rescuers and medics were currently on the scene, but did not specify the number of casualties, TASS reports.

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