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Derailment at Dunkeld

Derailment of rail head treatment train at Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, 29 October 2018.

The rail head treatment train involved in the derailment
The rail head treatment train involved in the derailment

At around 22:15 hrs on 29 October 2018, a rail head treatment train derailed just south of Dunkeld and Birnam station on the Inverness to Perth Highland Main Line and then re-railed itself. No one was injured but, the derailment caused significant track damage.

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

Published 15 November 2018