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Scotland Train crash

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Thoughts are with everyone in Stonehaven today. Let’s hope no lives have been lost
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Hi Penfold

Sadly, there are confirmed fatalities : https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-no ... d-53751678

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Re: Scotland Train crash

Post by Messy »

It sounds like an exercise scenario we used to get when I was a firefighter

A rural area with narrow roads and lots of mud due to high rainfall, plus landslips & muddy tracks so access is tricky. The local emergency services exhausted by a night of severe storms and the train breaks up, partly role down an embankment and catches alight. The only saving grace is that the train seems to have as many staff as passengers so is very quiet

Already the timings look to be a feature of this incident. It was a 06.38 service from Aberdeen, some 22 miles away, so it couldn't have taken much more than 30 minutes. But the call to the emergency services came in 3 hours after it was scheduled to leave Aberdeen.

Then shortly after the alarm was raised, Network rail post Twitter video of a landslide and severe flooding on the track, telling customers the line is closed

OK, press reports so not reliable, but I am sure more will emerge in time. But for the moment, I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured

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Re: Scotland Train crash

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../.

"Passenger train derailment near Carmont, Aberdeenshire - Investigation into a passenger train derailment near Carmont, Aberdeenshire, 12 August 2020."

Published 14 August 2020
From: Rail Accident Investigation Branch

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/pass ... rdeenshire

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