The fire brigade and police are on duty at Schottikon ZH. According to a media spokesman for the police, a car and a train collided. The re are restrictions on the SBB route Zurich HB – St. Gallen.
- Karin Leuthold
- Christian Köppel
A large-scale operation took place east of Winterthur on late Monday evening. As a news scout reported, there were at least 15 fire and police vehicles on site at Schottikon ZH. A rescue helicopter is also in use.
As the news scout said, a car collided with a train from St. Gallen in the direction of Zurich. The train from Zurich to St. Gallen was also involved in the accident. “ The police cordoned off the whole area. Two ambulances have already left, I assume that there are some injured. ” He lives across the street and heard screams. According to Ralph Hirt, media spokesman for the Zurich canton police, there have been injuries, as reported by the “Blick”.
According to a local reporter, around 150 uninjured train passengers were driven away by the fire department in fire engines.
Upon request, a spokesman for the Zurich cantonal police confirmed that a train had collided with a car. He did not want to provide any information about the injured. More information will follow in the night.
Restrictions on the SBB route
Because of the accident, there are delays, train cancellations and diversions on the SBB route between Zurich HG and St.Gallen. The duration of the restriction is indefinite according to the SBB rail traffic information.
Here are the SBB recommendations: Travelers from Zurich HB to Wattwil, Wil SG and St. Gallen travel via Rapperswil SG. Travelers from Zurich HB, Zurich Airport and Winterthur to Gossau SG, St. Gallen and Romanshorn travel via Weinfelden. Replacement journey: Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof – Elgg, Bahnhof.Replacement journey: Elgg, Bahnhof – Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof.