Final Reports: 2017

On October 12, 2017, electric locomotive № 44134.2 served fast train № 8693 in the composition of 4 wagons, 186 tons, on the route Sofia - Plovdiv - Burgas following the Schedule for the Movement of Trains. After its departure from Sofia station at 13:15, an indication of short-circuit to ground (mass) occurrence was activated in the locomotive. The locomotive brigade removed the visualization of the damage several times and signalled of the problem the Master at the Plovdiv depot.

While moving from Plovdiv to Dimitrovgrad station, several indications of the same damage occurred in the locomotive.

At 05:37 АМ on 10.12.2016 freight train no. 90570 of Bulmarket Rail Cargo Ltd. with 26 wagons-tanks (20 loaded with propylene, 3 with propane-butane and 3 empty), locomotive 87025 and supporting locomotive 86003 in front, with a total mass of 1756 tonnes, derailed with 12 of the wagons (from 6-the to the 17-th) while entering track no 3 at switch no 5 in Hitrino station where it was to meet with passenger train no 90201.

On 09/02/2017, a tank-wagon loaded with propane-butane (LPG) of the freight train № 30582 in composition of 24 wagons (1532 tons) serviced by two electrical locomotives of Bulgarian Railway Company AD, derailed with the first bogie on railway line no 3 between Dalgopol and Komunari stations.

At approximately 06:20 AM on 03.09.2016, freight train No 50501 composed by 18 full with coal wagons and electric locomotive no 46033.7 with a gross mass of 1340 tonnes, departed from Voluyak station towards the Goljamo selo station. During the train movement, the twelfth wagon derailed at km 14+055. Since the towing locomotive was very powerful, the crew did not feel the sense of the derailed wagon. Upon entering of the train in the right track curve at km 23 755 and due to a fall in the pressure in the train main air pipe, the locomotive driver undertook quick stopping. In result of the inspection done afterwards, it was found that after the twelfth wagon derailed and inclined were the following five wagons,
At 12:24 PM on 28.08.2016 freight train (FT) No 50505 of BDZ Cargo departed from Stanyantsi shunting district in direction Stanyantsi – Voluyak – Dupnitsa. While passing transit through Petarch station and after exit switch no 2 , seven cars (from 4-th to 10-th) from the composition of the train derailed. The train was composed of 12 wagons loaded with coal, serviced by the leading locomotive No 43-551 and pushing locomotive No 45-166, and with a total mass of 924 tonnes.
No one was hurt in result of the accident.

Freight train № 50601 of 'BDZ - Freight Services' Ltd., loaded with cement, derailed shortly after midnight on 23.01.2016 while entering on fourth track in 'Dupnitsa' station. Nine loaded with cement wagons derailed. Severe damages were caused to the rolling stock and to the rail infrastructure, including overhead lines and signalling.