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Derailment at Paddington station

Train derailed at Paddington station, London, 20 August 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 17/2017.

Derailed power car at Paddington station
Derailed power car at Paddington station

On departure from London Paddington, the rear power car of the 11:57 hrs train from Paddington to Penzance, derailed at low speed adjacent to platform 2. There were no injuries and repairs to the track were completed by 04:00 hrs on Tuesday 22 August.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination of 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 5 September 2017