Brake valve was closed on overshot train at Edinburgh Waverley station [BBC News]





Date: 12/08/2019

A brake pipe valve was left closed on a Caledonian Sleeper train which overshot the platform at Edinburgh Waverley, a preliminary rail accident investigation has found. The Northbound Lowlander service ended up 650m (711 yards) east of the station following the incident on 1 August. The error happened when the locomotive had been attached at Carstairs.


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Brake valve was closed on overshot train
Caledonian Sleeper

BBC News

A preliminary rail accident investigation is released into the incident which happened at Edinburgh Waverley.

Loss of brake control on a passenger train approaching Edinburgh Waverley
The train involved in the incident

RAIB Report - Loss of brake control on a passenger train approaching Edinburgh Waverley

Investigation into a loss of brake control on a passenger train approaching Edinburgh Waverley station, resulting in a station overrun, 1 August 2019.

Related images

View from a less than crowded waiting room at Carstairs on 6 June 2006. 90027 is in the process of coupling up to the rear of the Lowland Sleeper, 7 coaches of which it will take on to Edinburgh Waverley, while the front portion continues to Glasgow Central.
Location: Carstairs
Company: Caledonian Railway
06/06/2006 John Furnevel