This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this accident. See safety digest 16/2017.
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.