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Report released into a collision on the Great Orme Trolley

Report released into a collision on the Great Orme Trolley

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) today released its report into a collision on the Great Orme tramway 15 September 2009. Official Summary On 15 September 2009 a collision occurred as two cabled-hauled trams, carrying a total of 64 people, reached the passing loop of the upper section of the Great Orme tramway. There was one [...]

London: Runaway Tube

London: Runaway Tube

What: London Underground Northern Line Engineering train Where: diverted onto the Charing cross branch When: August 13, 2010, 6.44am Why: Around 5:30 a m, the engineering train was coupled to move it but 6.44am it detached from a bad coupling and went racing through six stops. Engineers cleared the track and raced to divert it onto the [...]

London Potters Bar Rail Crash Judgement

London Potters Bar Rail Crash Judgement

Poor maintenance and failed inspections were the cause of the crash in May 2002, just south of Potters Bar rail station, according to the jury's decision; and union bosses are being raked over the coals over their delay in holding an inquest. Inspections were not carried out properly and employees inspecting the tracks werein adequately trained, [...]

Potters Bar Rail Crash 8 Years Later

Potters Bar Rail Crash 8 Years Later

In the Potters Bar rail crash, on 10 May 2002, a northbound train going at a high speed derailed, killing seven and injuring 76. Parts of the train ended up wedged between the station platforms and building. The inquest concluded that a points failure was responsible. Union bosses accuse rail chiefs. View Larger Map Criminal prosecutions [...]

Inverness Update

Inverness Update

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)'s preliminary examination revealed nothing indicating that the signalling system contributed to when the Inverness railway crash excavator 'ran away' and collided 3/4 of a mile later with a freight train in Raigmore, Inverness. Both the excavator and last car on the train derailed and were damaged, [...]

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