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Near miss with track workers at Sundon

Near miss with track workers at Sundon, Bedfordshire, 12 December 2018.

Position of track workers as train approached (Image courtesy of East Midlands Trains)

Position of track workers as train approached (Image courtesy of East Midlands Trains)

At around 23:50 hrs on 12 December 2018, two track workers had to jump out of the way of an approaching passenger train that was travelling at 101 mph (162 km/h). Neither person was injured.

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 3 January 2019