Buffer stop collision, Preston

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

April 12
10:00 2017

At around 14:50 hrs on 1 April, a passenger train stuck the buffer stops in platform 3C at Preston station. The train was travelling at around 6 mph (10 km/h) and several passengers suffered minor injuries.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this accident. 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.

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