Line-side workers near miss, Dutton Viaduct

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

October 4
09:59 2017

At around 16:57 hrs on Monday 18th September 2017, a passenger train travelling at 125 mph (200 km/h), encountered three line-side workers on Dutton Viaduct. The workers managed to move clear of the track less than second before the train passed them. No injuries were caused to the workers, but the train driver was shaken by the incident.

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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