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Derailment at Doncaster

Derailment of a freight locomotive at Doncaster, 21 December 2018.

The derailed locomotive

The derailed locomotive

At around 17:17 hrs on 21 December 2018, the third locomotive in a train of four light locomotives derailed at approximately 13 mph (21 km/h). The locomotive had just left Roberts Road depot and was traversing a tight left-hand curve towards Doncaster station. There were no injuries, although some infrastructure was damaged and train services were heavily disrupted.

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 be made available on our website in the next few weeks.

Published 17 January 2019