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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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Pair 'almost certainly wearing ear defenders' and were not aware of train until too late. There were no formal lookouts when two experienced rail workers were hit and killed on a train mainline, a report has found. Gareth Delbridge, 64, and Michael 'Spike' Lewis, 58, were struck on the south Wales mainline by a Swansea to London train on 3 July.
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At around 22:15 hrs on 29 October 2018, a rail head treatment train (RHTT) comprising a Class 67 locomotive and two specialised wagons, operated by DB Cargo and travelling between Inverness and Perth, derailed just after passing Dunkeld and Birnam station.
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A passenger was killed while leaning out of a train window below a warning sticker, accident investigators found.
Bethan Roper, 28, from Penarth, suffered a fatal blow to the head when she was struck by a tree branch.
The charity worker had been shopping at Bath's Christmas market with friends on 1 December and was travelling home.
A preliminary report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) found the Bristol-bound train was travelling at 85mph at the time.
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Two bridge workers were almost hit by a train near Dundee because the wrong section of track was blocked off. [Railscot note: See RAIB report for illuminating map and mileage counts on either side of Dundee.]
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A passenger train struck the end of a piece of rail left on a track following engineering work, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has said.

The Virgin Trains East Coast train, which had left Inverness bound for London, knocked the 130m (425ft) long rail clear.

The train did not derail and was not damaged in the incident on 25 February at Cradlehall, near Inverness.

Urgent safety advice has been issued by the RAIB to Network Rail.

ScotRail Alliance, which Network Rail Scotland is part of, said it carried out a full investigation after the incident and had taken 'immediate steps to highlight the seriousness to all our employees'.
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Two train crew were injured when they jumped from a runaway train in Fife last month, accident investigators revealed today.
The incident happened after the DB Cargo train's brakes were damaged when it hit a fallen 1ft-thick tree branch and ran away for four miles.

The driver and a colleague suffered 'minor injuries' when they jumped from the train as it started to roll backwards, the UK Government's Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) reported.
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A tram driver was sacked for speeding on a bend on the Oldham line in Greater Manchester in June.
The Metrolink driver took a corner at nearly three times the speed limit causing passengers to be hurled from their seats, the Manchester Evening News reported.
Three passengers suffered 'very minor' injuries, operator Metrolink said.
It was therefore 'not reportable' under the Rail Accident and Investigation Branch (RAIB) guidelines, it said. [From Mark Bartlett]
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Seven people have died and dozens more have been injured after a tram overturned in London.
People were trapped inside and more than 50 were taken to hospital after the derailment in Croydon just after 06:00 GMT.
The tram driver, 42, from Beckenham, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
British Transport Police said they were investigating whether he fell asleep.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the tram was travelling at a 'significantly higher speed than is permitted'.
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Wimbledon: Part of the former through platform 10 on the east side of Wimbledon station on 3 July 2004. The south end of the platform now forms the western terminus of the Tramlink network. Waiting to depart on 3 July 2004 is service no 2, destined for Beckenham Junction via Croydon and formed by unit 2534.
John Furnevel 03/07/2004


East Croydon [Tram]: A no 3 tram for New Addington photographed at East Croydon on 25 September.
Bruce McCartney 25/09/2013

Britain's Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) says 2015 was the eighth year in a row that there were no passenger fatalities resulting from train accidents, and that Britain's railways remain among the safest in Europe.
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Rail Accident Investigation Branch: Investigation into trains passing over an undermined Lamington Viaduct, South Lanarkshire, 31 December 2015.
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Lamington Viaduct: Detail of the Network Rail poster at Glasgow Central showing the damage and repairs to Lamington Viaduct.
John Yellowlees 11/01/2016


Lamington Viaduct: Aerial view of Lamington Viaduct looking east over the works to repair damage caused during Storm Frank. Network Rail have announced that works will continue throughout February. Network Rail news item.
Network Rail 18/01/2016


Lamington Viaduct: Some of the considerable activity taking place on and around the WCML viaduct at Lamington on the morning of 2 January 2016. Part of the structure has suffered due to the effects of recent heavy rainfall on the fast-flowing River Clyde during storm Frank. At the time of the photograph (1030) the rain had stopped, although surrounding roads and fields were saturated, with flooding apparent in several areas. The line will be closed for some time. See image [[54263]]
John Furnevel 02/01/2016

High winds blew a container off a freight train travelling at 75mph (120km/h), investigators have said.
The empty 30ft (9m) cargo crashed through trees and a wall on an embankment near Scout Green, Cumbria.
No-one was injured but the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said the potential for more serious consequences was evident.
There were 62mph (99km/h) cross winds when the container fell on on 7 March, investigators said.
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published a report into its preliminary examination of the crash, which took place at around 12.35pm on Monday, May 12.
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Loughborough Central: General view of the GCR facilities at Loughborough on 6 October 2011 with ex-SDJR No 88 standing on the left alongside the water tower.
Peter Todd 05/10/2011


Quorn and Woodhouse: The Great Central station at Quorn and Woodhouse in 2004.
Ian Dinmore //2004

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