Austria train collision

This item appears on page 59 of the April 2018 issue.

Two passenger trains collided in Niklasdorf, central Austria, on Feb. 12, killing one person and injuring more than 20 others. One train derailed.

One train was an intercity train traveling from Graz, Austria, to Saarbrücken, Germany, while the other was a local commuter train. The cause of the accident, in which the side of at least one train car was sheared off by the other, was still being investigated at press time.