RAILROAD ACCIDENT REPORT. HEAD-ON COLLISION OF TWO GREATER CLEVELAND REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY TRAINS, CLEVELAND, OHIO, JULY 8, 1977

About 10:05 a.m., E.D.T., on July 8, 1977, two trains of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority collided head-on on the eastbound track of the Shaker Heights Line, near 92nd and Holton Streets in Cleveland, Ohio. Sixty persons were injured and property damage was estimated to be $100,000. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the accident was the failure of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority to have established rules and procedures, and special instructions to assure safe train operations. Contributing to this accident were the failure of both supervisors to establish and coordinate adequate local procedures for operating trains in both directions on a single track, and, further, the vegetation along the curve which was allowed to grow to the extent that the view was blocked.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    Bureau of Accident Investigation, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20594
  • Publication Date: 1978-2-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175793
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-RAR-78-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM