2023.05.02. vndesign_admin

International disruption between Bratislava-Petrzalka and Parndorf

Interruption with international impact after collision of two freight trains on 02 May


Sunday evening 21:40, there was an accident involving two freight trains on the line between Bratislava-Petrzalka and Parndorf.

In the area of Kittsee station, the two trains collided sideways under the A6 freeway bridge.

No persons were injured, but several wagons derailed and the overhead line and track systems were damaged.

A fire in the overhead line was quickly extinguished. The accident site was cordoned off over a wide area. The derailment caused a small amount of hazardous material to escape, which was immediately bound by the fire department. There is therefore no danger for residents and the environment.


The exact cause of the accident is currently being investigated.


Freight trains are being diverted.

Work is currently underway to salvage the wagons involved in the accident. This is proving difficult due to the location under the highway bridge. Once the wagons have been removed, the damaged infrastructure will be restored.

(Overhead line and track system)

From the current point of view, the line should be passable again from Tuesday next week.


International Freight-Trains between Vienna and ZSR Bratislava-Petrzalka have to be rerouted  

  • Via Marchegg (max. 1 freight train per 2 hours)
  • Via Bratislava – Rajka – Hegyeshalom – Nickelsdorf – Parndorf (max. 1 train per hour)
  • Via Breclav

Estimated duration of the interuption is till 09.05.2023, 02:00 p.m.


We will inform our customers about the further proceedings.


In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact the ICM Coordinator of RFC Rhine-Danube: Bernd B Wetzel, C-OSS Manager via