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Near miss with a track worker at Ynys Hir

Near miss with a track worker at Ynys Hir, Ceredigion, 2 April 2019.

The location of the near miss

The location of the near miss

At around 11:58 hrs on 2 April 2019, a track worker was nearly hit by a passenger train at Ynys Hir, between Dovey Junction and Borth stations. The trackworker was one of a group walking along the track to a railway access point. The train was travelling at approximately 95 km/h (59 mph) when the driver applied the emergency brake and was slowing down as the track worker moved clear immediately before the train passed.

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 7 May 2019