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Buffer stop collision at Kings Cross

Train collided with buffer stops at Kings Cross station, London, 15 August 2017.

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This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this accident. See safety digest 15/2017.

The damaged buffer stops at Kings Cross
The damaged buffer stops at Kings Cross

At 06:23 hrs on Tuesday 15 August 2017 a train arriving from Royston collided with the buffer stops in platform 9 at Kings Cross station, while travelling at about 4 mph (6 km/h). Three passengers were slightly hurt, and there was minor damage to the train and the buffer stop equipment.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination of the circumstances surrounding this accident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will shortly be made available on our website.

Published 24 August 2017