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Media correction: Passenger train derailment near Carmont

Correction published by RAIL.

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RAIL – ‘Excavations to push Carmont reopening back to November’


RAIL issue 915 contained an article about the timing of the reopening of the line following the derailment at Carmont.

The article

The article commenced: ‘Trains may not start running through Carmont until November after the Rail Accident Investigation Branch asked Network Rail to excavate and remove the drainage catchpits alongside the line to allow further inspection.’ The article went on to quote a Network Rail source explaining why RAIB’s action was leading to delay.

Action taken

RAIB explained that the article was incorrect to both the journalist and Network Rail.


RAIL published the following correction as part of a related article in issue 916.

The removal of the catchpits (which sit between sections of drain and permit access for drain cleaning) came at the request of Police Scotland, according to Network Rail spokesman Kevin Groves, and not the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (as RAIL 915 reported).

Published 22 October 2020