Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Scottish man killed by high-speed train in Vienna

Share this article

Scottish man killed by high-speed train in Vienna
File photo: OBB Railjet
10:33 CET+01:00
A 48-year-old man from Edinburgh was tragically hit and killed by an Austrian Intercity train as he waited on the platform at Grillgasse station in Vienna’s Simmering district.

Police said that the man was standing too close to the edge of the platform and that he was hit by the train as it passed at speed through the station, at around 1am on Wednesday.

He was knocked to the ground and his injuries were so serious that he died at the scene.

Police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger said that the Scottish man lived in Austria, and was waiting for another train. He has not been named. 

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

This small Mediterranean capital is the perfect winter city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored 2018's Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.