Overspeed incidents at blanket emergency speed restrictions

Rail Accident Investigation Branch

August 8
09:59 2023

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

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