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Although the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has yet to produce its final report on the fatal train crash at Carmont on 12 August 2020, there are now clear lessons about earthworks and weather management from this tragic event. Network Rails earthworks assets comprise 70,000 soil cuttings, 20,000 rock cuttings and 100,000 embankments.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The type of ScotRail train involved in the fatal Stonehaven derailment should be withdrawn from service because of their lack of crashworthiness, a rail engineer has urged.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment HST Landslide Stonehaven derailment

A rail engineer has called for the type of train involved in the tragic Stonehaven derailment to be scrapped amid safety concerns.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment HST Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The publication yesterday of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) Interim Report on the derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, last August offers more questions than answers, writes Lisa Gregory. Despite the huge advances we have seen in road safety, workplace safety, and health and safety law generally, we accept that accidents still happen and that some accidents ...
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

A union has urged Network Rail to examine 'every mile' of Scottish track to ensure the Stonehaven train crash which killed three people.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

Derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, 12 August 2020.

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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

A report says a signaller was not aware of any obstruction on the line where a train crashed, killing three people.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The family of an Aberdeen man, killed when a train derailed near Stonehaven last summer, say their grief is still 'very raw' - as they speak publicly about their loss for the first time.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Chris Stuchbury Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

Three people died when a ScotRail train hit stones washed onto the track in Aberdeenshire on August 12 last year.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

Contractors at the scene of the Stonehaven rail disaster ran after hearing a 'loud rumbling noise,' a new report has said.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The ScotRail train which derailed near Stonehaven leaving three people dead and six other injured came off the tracks after striking stones and debris, an official report has ruled.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

A relative of one of the Stonehaven derailment victims has commissioned her own report into the tragedy.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

A report following the Stonehaven train crash recommends greater use of aerial safety checks.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The Largs line will not reopening until late March, Network Rail confirmed this week.
(Permalink) Fairlie Landslide Largs

Train commuters between Ardrossan and Largs will continue to face disruption until late March despite the line being extended to West Kilbride today.

(Permalink) Ardrossan Fairlie Landslide Largs West Kilbride

ScotRail services are set to be extended to West Kilbride from Monday, February 22, as engineers make progress on clearing the landslip damaged Largs line.
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Fairlie: An aerial view of the Fairlie landslip seen on the 17th of February 2021.
Network Rail 17/02/2021

ScotRail services are set to be extended to West Kilbride from Monday, February 22, as engineers make progress on clearing the landslip damaged line.
(Permalink) Landslide West Kilbride


Fairlie: An aerial view of the Fairlie landslip seen on the 17th of February 2021.
Network Rail 17/02/2021

An interim report into the Stonehaven rail crash has been received by the procurator fiscal, six months on from the tragedy.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment


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

ScotRail trains are expected to remain halted for another three days after thousands of tonnes of debris engulfed tracks in two 'significant landslips' on a North Ayrshire line.
(Permalink) Fairlie Landslide Largs Branch

This aerial view of the landslide at Southannan in Fairlie today shows the extent of the problem.
(Permalink) Fairlie Landslide Largs Branch

ScotRail trains have been halted after thousands of tonnes of debris engulfed tracks in two 'significant landslips' on a North Ayrshire line.
(Permalink) Fairlie Landslide Penmanshiel West Kilbride

An investigation has been launched into trains speeding through the site of the Stonehaven rail crash despite emergency restrictions being in place over landslip fears.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Speed limit Stonehaven derailment

It is understood survivors of the accident near Stonehaven in which three people died are involved in legal action.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

In the aftermath of the Stonehaven crash, our readers asked exactly what happened, how it happened, and why. We spoke to a panel of some of the UK's leading rail experts, and leaders of rail unions, to find out more about the derailment.
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It has been a challenging year for Network Rail.
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A fund for the families of three men killed in the Stonehaven train derailment raises more than £142,000.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Dundee Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The line between Aberdeen and Dundee closed after the crash in August which left three people dead.
(Permalink) Aberdeen Carmont Derailment Dundee Landslide Stonehaven derailment

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.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment


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.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The latest stage in extensive recovery and reinstatement works has begun following the Stonehaven derailment on August 12.
(Permalink) Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment


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.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment


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.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The Old Military Road in Argyll has reopened this morning following a safety inspection. Train services between Fort William and Bridge of Orchy have been reinstated following a safety inspection.
(Permalink) Landslide West Highland Railway

Passengers will again be able to travel on a section of the Heart of Wales line, which runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea, from November as Network Rail has set out the timescales for repairs to the line after two major incidents within a month.
(Permalink) Derailment Heart of Wales Line Landslide

A landslide has shut part of a world-renowned Scottish rail line - a day after another slip has lead to the closure of an iconic Highlands road.
(Permalink) Bridge of Orchy Caledonian Sleeper Landslide ScotRail Weather West Highland Railway cancellations

ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper and freight services on the West Highland Line have been affected.
(Permalink) Bridge of Orchy Caledonian Sleeper Landslide ScotRail Weather West Highland Railway cancellations

Two Highlands railway lines remain shut today due to severe weather yesterday and overnight.
(Permalink) Attadale Bridge of Orchy Landslide

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.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

The operation to remove all four of the carriages and two power cars is expected to take several days, depending on weather conditions.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Landslide Stonehaven derailment

Last months flooding is still causing headaches for rail passengers as services to Edinburgh continue to be disrupted.
(Permalink) Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Flood Landslide Linlithgow Polmont

Government publishes Network Rails interim report on 12 Augusts tragic derailment of a passenger train at Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
(Permalink) Carmont Derailment Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Landslide Stonehaven derailment

Inverclyde residents raised fears over a landslide near a local railway line. The slip happened on the hillside at Spango Valley, sending earth and mud down in the direction of the Wemyss bay to Glasgow line at IBM. A Network Rail spokesperson said: 'Our engineers have inspected the site. It is a significant distance from the railway and does not pose a risk to train services.'
(Permalink) IBM Landslide

Scotrail are currently operating an emergency timetable between the two cities following extreme rain and flooding.
(Permalink) Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway Flood Landslide Polmont


Polmont: Flood damage to the line near Polmont
Network Rail /08/2020


Polmont: The extent of the flood damage to the Edinburgh and Glasgow main line near Polmont.
Network Rail /08/2020

Upcoming services between Glasgow Central Station and Edinburgh have been disrupted.
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More than £80,000 of a £100,000 target has been raised for Boness and Kinneil Railway within a week.
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