The woman was trapped in her car. After the rescue by the fire brigade, the seriously injured woman was driven to a hospital in an ambulance. Around 80 train passengers who were uninjured were evacuated. The y were taken on by buses. The two train drivers were also uninjured.
Car jumped off the rails
An Interregio from St. Gallen and an Intercity from Zurich were affected by the collision. Upon impact, the first car or the axle jumped off the tracks. The collision caused considerable damage to the trains and the roadway.
That night, the SBB started to put the trains back on track and repair the track. Due to the necessary work, the route remains closed. How long the interruption will last cannot be said yet, said an SBB spokesman. The two trains have since been transported to Winterthur. Experts are now investigating whether there has been damage to the track system or whether gasoline has leaked from the car.
Restrictions in rail traffic: Zurich HB – St. Gallen https://t.co/Uo8FcmjAoa
– Railinfo SBB. (@railinfo_sbb) February 22, 2021
The east-west axis between Zurich and St. Gallen is one of the most heavily traveled connections in Swiss rail traffic. Redirections have been set up until further notice:
Travelers from Zurich HB, Zurich Airport and Winterthur to Gossau SG, St. Gallen and Romanshorn travel via Weinfelden.
Travelers from Zurich HB to Rorschach and St. Margrethen SG travel via Weinfelden.
Replacement journey: Winterthur, Hauptbahnhof – Elgg, Bahnhof
Search for the cause of the accident
The re is no level crossing at the accident site. The police are now clarifying the course of the accident. She is also looking for witnesses.
Call for witnesses: People who made relevant observations on Monday evening (February 22nd, 21st), between 10.15pm and 10:25pm, in the area of the railway line between Schottikon and Elgg, are asked to contact the Zurich canton police, Winterthur traffic train, phone 052 / 208 17 00, to contact.