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Buffer stop collision, Preston

Passenger train collided with buffer stops, Preston, Lancashire, 1 April 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 10/2017.

Train and buffer stop
Train and buffer stop

At around 14:50 hrs on 1 April, a passenger train stuck the buffer stops in platform 3C at Preston station. The train was travelling at around 6 mph (10 km/h) and several passengers suffered minor injuries.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into 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 12 April 2017