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Operational incident following signal passed at danger, Bethnal Green

Operational incident following signal passed at danger, Bethnal Green, 8 April 2018.

Image of a class 315 unit similar to those involved in the incident (Photo by PeterSkuce on Wikimedia Commons. Used under Creative Commons)
Image of a class 315 unit similar to those involved in the incident (Photo by PeterSkuce on Wikimedia Commons. Used under Creative Commons)

At around 22:09 hrs on 8 April 2018, a passenger train was stopped after passing a signal at danger. When it restarted, it proceeded towards a junction over which another train was passing, approximately 400 metres ahead of it.

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 30 April 2018