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The Department of Transport named the cause of the incident at the Pechatniki metro station in Moscow



The collision of two trains at the Pechatniki metro station on the Lyublino-Dmitrovsky line occurred due to the driver’s decision to turn off the automatic speed control system (ASC). About it it says in the Telegram channel of the Moscow Department of Transport.

“The reason for the train rolling over at the Pechatniki metro station has been determined – it was an incorrect decision to manually turn off the ARS system by the driver of a train without passengers,” the report said.

This system ensures that the speed is maintained within the required limits, which are determined automatically depending on many factors, including the speed of the train ahead, traffic light readings, the distance between trains, etc.

The Department of Transport noted that the train was driven by a man with 20 years of driving experience; he now works as a driver-instructor. And before that, in 2022, he held the position of chief auditor. The driver of the train heading to the depot admitted the mistake. He was diagnosed with a broken leg and is receiving medical attention. In total, four people asked for help; their lives are not in danger, the Department of Transport added.

October 11, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin reported about the incident at the Pechatniki metro station. According to him, at 10:30 Moscow time, a train without passengers, which was being ferried to the depot, ran into a train stationed at the station. According to Sobyanin, five people were injured as a result of the incident.

The Moscow Department of Transport reported that on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya line, trains do not run between the Lyublino and Dubrovka stations. Kozhukhovskaya, Pechatniki, and Volzhskaya stations are temporarily closed. It was clarified that Mosgortrans allocated 59 buses for the KM compensation route from Dubrovka to Lyublino. The number of trains on MCD-2 on the section from Podolsk to Moscow was also increased. The Department of Transport promised to restore traffic on the Lyublino-Dmitrovskaya line section in the next few hours.

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