Somerset freight train derailment causes 48 hour blockage [BBC News]





Date: 20/03/2017

A freight train carrying stone and ballast which partially derailed will cause disruption for at least 48 hours. The train is blocking the line between Castle Cary, Somerset, and Westbury, Wiltshire, following the incident at 17:50 GMT, Network Rail said. No-one was injured but there was significant damage to track and equipment. Services from Taunton to Westbury and between Weymouth and Westbury will be severely disrupted.


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Rail line 'may be blocked for 48 hours'
Freight train partial derailment

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The freight train partially derailed between Castle Cary and Westbury, leaving the line blocked.