ÖBB safety fears over outsourcing of rolling stock


Austria’s state railway system could be facing a multi-million pound bill if Italian officials are correct and that many of its goods wagons have got faulty wheels thanks to outsourcing in eastern Europe. According to a report on the Austrian state broadcaster the ORF, a Slovakian subsidiary firm of the rail company is responsible for […]

Defunct brake line caused 777-tonne cargo train smash

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A faulty brake conduit is to blame for a dramatic train crash in Vorarlberg, according to an expert commission’s report.Rene Zumtobel, a spokesman for Federal Railways (ÖBB), said today (Fri) an investigation showed that the car-transporting cargo train’s brake line had been defunct. He added that experts ruled out human error.Around half of the 320 […]