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Carmont was a passenger station, closed in 1956. A signal box remains here alongside a level crossing. The line continues north, crossing the Carron Water several times, to reach Stonehaven and Aberdeen. The line south runs to Laurencekirk and Dundee.

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A fund for the families of three men killed in the Stonehaven train derailment raises more than £142,000.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee closed after the crash in August which left three people dead.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee will reopen on Tuesday, November 3, after the completion of work to repair the railway following Augusts tragic derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The site of the derailment has been restored with new track,and drainage and repairs to the bridge.
Network Rail 30/10/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the embankment, railway and viaduct at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020

ScotRail is to restart through trains between Aberdeen and Dundee after the completion of major track repairs following a fatal derailment in August.
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Four emergency workers needed medical attention after the Network Rail manager allegedly forgot to activate the handbrake in the powerful SUV.
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The latest stage in extensive recovery and reinstatement works has begun following the Stonehaven derailment on August 12.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the embankment, railway and viaduct at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the railway and improvements to the water course at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020

The work of rescuers at last month's fatal north-east train crash has been praised as police handed control of the site back to Network Rail.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Track and bridge repairs seen at the derailment site near West Carmont. The heavy lift crane and quite a few of the portacabins are now off site.
Duncan Ross 22/09/2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps makes the comparison about the Stonehaven crash in the House of Commons.
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The first carriage to be removed from the site of the fatal derailment near Stonehaven has been mounted to the back of a lorry and transported south.
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The operation to remove all four of the carriages and two power cars is expected to take several days, depending on weather conditions.
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Government publishes Network Rails interim report on 12 Augusts tragic derailment of a passenger train at Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
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A Glasgow-bound train which was derailed near Stonehaven is being recovered from the site of the crash.

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Lifting begins to remove carriages from the track near Stonehaven.
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A report into the fatal derailment near Stonehaven says the industry must improve its response to extreme weather.
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It is not worth the money to strengthen all 'substandard infrastructure' on the rail network, train chiefs have acknowledged.

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Emergency instructions have been issued over train controls after the fatal crash near Stonehaven, a report revealed today.
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Network Rail's work to reopen the railway at Stonehaven will begin this week as it works to carefully recover the carriages involved in the tragic accident.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Aerial view of the preparatory works at the bridge over the Carron Water between Carmont and Stonehaven.
Network Rail /09/2020

The track where three men died in a train derailment in Aberdeenshire is expected to remain closed until at least October as investigators work to overcome difficulties accessing the crash site.
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A Network Rail report, ordered by the UK's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, has been submitted.
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ScotRail has introduced a shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven to keep customers in the north east moving.

The new shuttle service, which was introduced today (Monday, 31 August), calls at Aberdeen, Portlethen, and Stonehaven, with some services extended to start or terminate at Inverurie or Dyce. A replacement bus service remains in place between Dundee and Stonehaven.
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Work is under way to build a temporary road across the Aberdeenshire farmland to allow recovery of the train involved in this month's fatal derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The view north from Carmont Hill. Temporary stairway access is to the left, approached by a boardwalk. A little to its right is the landslip which derailed the train. The train is obscured by trees to the right. The new access road can be seen on the far right. Note the mast providing temporary mobile phone coverage in the field above the site.
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: This is the view north from Carmont Hill to the site of the Carmont derailment. The bridge over the Carron Water is unseen, in the centre of the view, with the rear of the derailed train to the right. Above, and to the left, the access road takes shape.
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has confirmed that investigations at the scene of the Stonehaven train derailment will come to an end this wek.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: This is the view north from Carmont Hill to the site of the Carmont derailment. The bridge over the Carron Water is unseen, in the centre of the view, with the rear of the derailed train to the right. Above, and to the left, the access road takes shape.
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020

The investigation into the crash which claimed three lives is said to be making 'good progress'.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Temporary vehicle parking facilities in the field alongside the line at the site of the Carmont derailment. 23rd August 2020.
Duncan Ross 23/08/2020

An Aberdeenshire community came to a standstill as the funeral cortege of tragic rail conductor Donald Dinnie passed through the town.
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A new road is being built to allow for the recovery of the train carriages destroyed in the tragic derailment near Stonehaven.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Access and recovery work ongoing on 23rd August 2020 at the site of the Carmont derailment.
Duncan Ross 23/08/2020

The tragic events, actions of brave responder and the community response to the Stonehaven rail derailment have been marked in the Scottish Parliament.
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Network Rail has asked experts to improve its response to severe weather and management of land near rail lines.
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A union chief has raised concerns over the circumstances leading up to the fatal derailment of a passenger train near Stonehaven.
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Heartbroken wife says train driver husband was not at fault for derailment.
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Investigators say the train which derailed near Stonehaven was travelling close to the maximum speed for the line. [Railscot note - Network Rail's sectional appendix shows that for HSTs the limit is 75mph between 219 miles 39 chains (Carmont Level Crossing) and 224 miles 23 chains (near Stonehaven). For other trains the limit is 65mph.]
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Investigation into a passenger train derailment near Carmont, Aberdeenshire, 12 August 2020.
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An online book of condolences has been set up so that people can pay tribute to those lost in last week's Stonehaven train derailment.
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Railway stations across the UK fell silent at 09:43 - exactly a week after the Aberdeenshire crash was reported.
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North-east residents have banded together to nominate a heroic conductor for a prestigious award.
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One person remains in hospital after the devastating Stonehaven train crash last Wednesday that killed three people.
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Scotland's finance secretary has said it was important for the government to act as 'quickly as possible' in the wake of Wednesday's flooding and tragic train crash.
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Nearly £20,000 has been raised to support the families of those killed in the Stonehaven train derailment.
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Calls have been made for further funding for the north-east's transport links in the wake of Stonehaven's train disaster.
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Railway stations across Scotland will fall silent at 09:43 on Wednesday - exactly a week after the crash was reported.
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The sister of the train driver killed in the Stonehaven crash last week has blamed ScotRail bosses for his death.
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The train that derailed in Aberdeenshire on Wednesday, killing three people, may have been travelling at up to 50mph on a bend when it struck a landslip, it has emerged. However, there is no suggestion that the driver was exceeding the areas speed limit, which was 65mph. Nor is there any suggestion he breached safety rules. Informed sources say he would have been in close contact with Network Rail and ScotRail control room staff. [Railscot note - Network Rail's sectional appendix shows that for HSTs the limit is 75mph between 219 miles 39 chains (Carmont Level Crossing) and 224 miles 23 chains. For other trains the limit is 65mph.]
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The UK's chief inspector of rail accidents said the Stonehaven derailment would have been 'much worse had the train been more heavily loaded'.
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The north-east community has been urged to 'shine a light' by joining together in solidarity for the victims of the Stonehaven train crash.
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The RAIB is investigating a fatal accident that occurred near Carmont on the national rail network in Scotland.

At around 09:40 hrs on Wednesday 12 August 2020, all six vehicles of a passenger train derailed after striking a landslip around 1.4 miles (2.25 km) north-east of Carmont, Aberdeenshire. There were nine people on the train at the time of the accident; three train crew (the driver, conductor and a second conductor travelling as a passenger on this train) and six passengers. Tragically, the driver of the train, the trains conductor and one passenger suffered fatal injuries in the accident. The remaining passengers and member of train crew were taken to hospital.
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Three people died and six were injured after the ScotRail train derailed and burst into flames following a night of torrential rain on Wednesday.
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