The derailed tram blocked several rails.
A tram from line 1 derailed at Basel SBB train station on Thursday morning. This led to a great deal of traffic chaos, as several tram lines had to be rerouted.
The tram on line 1 derailed at 05:57 when turning, as a spokesman for Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) confirmed in a report in the “Basler Zeitung”. Nobody was injured – only the tram driver was in the vehicle.
Object on the rails
The derailed tram blocked several rails. Tram lines 1, 2, 8, 10 and 11 could no longer pass through the SBB train station. In the meantime, the tram has been put back on the rails and the malfunction has been rectified. However, there were subsequent delays.
According to the BVB spokesman, the trigger for the derailment was “most likely an object” that was lying on the rails. (SDA)