The level crossing where the bus accident took place, in Millas, in May 2019. - RAYMOND ROIG / AFP
Traffic resumed on Thursday on a railway line between Perpignan and the Pyrenees, two years after the collision between a train and a coach, at the crossing of Millas (Pyrénées-Orientales), which had killed six children.
“Traffic resumed this morning on the TER line between Perpignan and Ille-sur-Têt. SNCF Réseau has redone the infrastructure of the crossing so that traffic can resume normally, "said a spokesman for SNCF. This TER line serves several municipalities on the outskirts of Perpignan and can transport travelers to the picturesque village of Villefranche-de-Conflent.
Human error "probably" at the origin of the drama
On December 14, 2017, six college students were killed and 18 were seriously injured when their school bus was hit by a regional express train (TER).
According to the report of the Bureau of Investigation of Land Transport Accidents (BEA-TT) published in May 2019, human error is at the origin of the drama. "The most likely scenario of this accident is the non-perception by the driver (of the coach) of the closed state of the crossing despite the signaling in place," said the BEA, which ruled out a malfunction of the equipment. railway.
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