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Near miss with track workers at Clapham Junction

Near miss with track workers at Clapham Junction, 17 January 2018.

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This item has been moved to the National Archives as RAIB has published its safety digest describing this incident. See safety digest 02/2018.

Forward facing CCTV image showing position of workers prior to near miss (image courtesy of South Western Railway)
Forward facing CCTV image showing position of workers prior to near miss (image courtesy of South Western Railway)

At around 05:51 hrs on 17 January 2018, an empty coaching stock train was involved in a near miss with three Network Rail workers near Clapham Junction station. Nobody was injured, although the driver and the staff were shaken by the incident.

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 1 February 2018