East Lancashire Railway derailment

A weed-killer vehicle derailed on the East Lancashire Railway, obstructing Metrolink light rail services in Bury, near Manchester. Trams were unable to run between the Bury and Radcliffe stations....

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Massive UK storm wreaks havoc

Thousands of commuters were stranded in London and elsewhere over Easter after rail lines were flooded. Snow and winds up to 150km/h battered most of Britain. Police formed human barriers at London...

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Passenger dragged by London tube train

The British Rail Accidents Investigation Branch (RAIB) reports: At around 08:00on Thursday 12 March 2015, a passenger fell beneath a train after being dragged along the northbound platform of Clapham...

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Driver dies in Dutch derailment

On 22 February, a near-empty passenger train travelling between the eastern cities of Emmen and Zwolle collided at speed with a crane crossing the line at a barrier-equipped crossing near Dalfsen,...

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Barrow-on-Soar Collision

Britain’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is looking into an accident that took place in Leicestershire.  At around 10:27 on 14 February 2016, a passenger train collided with a conveyor...

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Queen’s Park incident

Britain’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued a preliminary report on an incident, which is currently under investigation, that occurred at Queen's Park on 5 January 2016. At...

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West Wickham door accident

Britain’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a serious accident at West Wickham station on 10 April 2015.  At around 11:35, a passenger was dragged along the...

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Irish train hits excavator bucket

The UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is looking into a collision between a train and an excavator bucket at Knockmore Junction, County Antrim, Ireland, on 4 February 2016. The 06:25 of...

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Head-on near Munich: 9 dead

During the morning rush hour on 9 February, two passenger trains with about 150 people on board collided head-on in a single-track section at Bad-Aibling in Bavaria, between Rosenheim and Holzkirchen,...

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UK. Passengers fail to "mind the gap"

Accidents involving passengers falling into the gap between train and platform have increased alarmingly, statistics show. In 2003, there were 56 incidents but the figure for 2014 was 298 - an...

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