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Track worker near miss incident, Ascot

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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 09/2017.

Two track workers narrowly avoided being struck by a train, Ascot, Berkshire, 7 April 2017.

Ascot station platform 1 (courtesy of Network Rail)
Ascot station platform 1 (courtesy of Network Rail)

At around 01:30 hrs on 7 April, two track workers narrowly avoided being struck by a train at Ascot station. They climbed out of the way, onto platform 1, with little time to spare. Equipment they had placed on the track was struck, causing minor damage to the train.

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 shortly be made available on our website.

Published 27 April 2017