Rail Accident Investigation Branch
On 15 July 2023, two trains travelling between Stirling and Perth, in Scotland, exceeded the maximum permitted speed through a blanket emergency speed restriction between Blackford signal box and Gleneagles station. This speed restriction had been imposed in response to forecast extreme rainfall.
We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding these incidents. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.
The safety digest will be made available on our websi