The Preliminary Occurrence Report of TRA’s Local Train No. 2721 at Zhuoshui Station
At 1610 on June 1, 2020, Train number 2721, Local Train of Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC (TRA) ran between Yuanquan Station and Zhuoshui Station (Jiji Line). The driver found the Oil Pressure indicator on the bridge was off and stopped the train immediately. A fire was found at the bottom of the first compartment (on the hood of supercharger) and put out by the driver with a dry powder fire extinguisher. The Train Master evacuated the passengers onboard and reported to Zhuoshui Station. There were no fatalities or injuries in the occurrence.
After receiving the notification at 1648, the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) immediately dispatched three investigators with the people of Railway Bureau, MOTC and Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) heading to the scene performing evidence collections, conducting personnel interviews as well as collecting relevant information. The TTSB identified that this event was a railway occurrence following the Transportation Occurrence Investigation Act. The Investigator-In-Charge was assigned and an investigation team was launched to conduct the investigation.
Further information and progress of investigation for the case will be published on TTSB website.
Sherry Liu, Safety Investigator
Tel: +886-2-8912-7388 Ext.6286