Regional train derails in Prague, sends one to hospital

A regional train derailed after overshooting platform at Prague Masaryk railway station Tuesday shortly before midnite. One person was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The terminal railway station remained closed until Wednesday afternoon.

A regional train, on regular service from Český Brod, derailed after it failed to stop at a signal and overshot railway platform at Masaryk railway station in Prague.

According to the spokeswoman for Prague emergency medical service, Jiřina Ernestová, three people were in the care of paramedics. Two were treated on the spot, one was taken to the Na Františku hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Czech Railways have confirmed that trains scheduled to arrive to or depart from Prague Masaryk railway station Wednesday morning were redirected to other railway stations in the Prague area.

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Regional train derails in Prague | Photo courtesy of Prague Fire Rescue

Police officers are at the scene along with Fire and Rescue and staff from Czech Railways and The Rail Safety Inspection Office.

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Regional train derails in Prague | Photo courtesy of Prague Fire Rescue

The accident is currently under investigation by The Rail Safety Inspection Office. The damage has been estimated at about 4.5 million crowns.

Masaryk railway station was reopened shortly after 3 pm.