Collision between passenger train and equipment near Clapham

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

September 7
11:00 2017

At around 09:24 hrs on Friday 25 August 2017, a passenger train struck three stationary engineering trolleys loaded with wooden sleepers at 34 mph (55 km/h). The collision caused damage to the train, the trolleys, the sleepers and the track.

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.

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