Following the information that appeared in the press, on March 8, 2023, following the incident in front of the Administrative Palace in Timișoara, in which tram number 1 Bozankaya was involved, the tram manufacturer comes with a series of concrete factual clarifications following the report by the company’s technical specialists based on vehicle software data logs and physical inspection.
On March 8, 2023, based on data file analyses, the tram’s brake pads blocked. The driver tried to release the brakes and continued moving the vehicle. Since the brakes were applied during the move, the vehicle system shut down several times for default protection and stopped traction. In order to take the tram to a safe location, the driver moved the tram with brakes applied, and due to friction and overheating of the brake pads, smoke was released. The video recordings of the driver’s cabin could not be retrieved due to unknown reasons which are not related to Bozankaya.
The preliminary report issued by the Bozankaya, based on the analyses of log files retrieved from the vehicle recording software at the time of the incident, there is neither evidence nor indication of any kind of engine failure. This is also reconfirmed and justified by physical vehicle inspection by authorized personnel.
We mentioned that no Bozankaya tram in Romania has any problem with the engine. Currently, no tram of the company is in the depot pending inspection for the engines. Bozankaya, based on solid facts, denies false and misleading information regarding incidents on its trams.
Bozankaya takes this incident very seriously and is currently investigating the root cause of this incident to ensure that this will not happen again.
“The trams meet the highest standards and technical quality requirements contained in the Romanian legislation in force, as well as the high level of passenger safety considering the nature of the transport. The safety of passengers and the quality of the means of transport remains paramount for Bozankaya“, the company representatives also announced.