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Collision between passenger train and equipment near Clapham

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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 16/2017.

Collision between passenger train and loaded trolleys near Clapham, North Yorkshire, 24 August 2017.

Damage to the passenger train following the collision (image courtesy of Network Rail)
Damage to the passenger train following the collision (image courtesy of Network Rail)

At around 09:24 hrs on Friday 25 August 2017, a passenger train struck three stationary engineering trolleys loaded with wooden sleepers at 34 mph (55 km/h). The collision caused damage to the train, the trolleys, the sleepers and the track.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. 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 7 September 2017