Topic: Derailment

Sheffield derailment RAIB preliminary report

Track fastenings failure led to the Sheffield cement train derailment in November, says the independent watchdog in the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The RAIB has determined that a track failure led to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK network damage may last months

Major routes wrecked by recent derailments and landslides will be out of action for months, says a report. Some locations will not be repaired until Christmas. The city of Aberdeen could face disruption for most...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight train with diesel derails in Germany

A freight train carrying bio-diesel derailed Sunday evening at Niederlahnstein station in Germany. Several tank cars of the train went off the track and are leaking diesel, according to local media. The train was on...Read more
|1 comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Wales tanker train derailment causes huge fire

A freight train derailed and caught fire in South Wales, UK, late on Wednesday night. The accident forced the evacuation of homes in the village of Liangennech, nearby Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. There are no fatalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Vital London railway line re-opens

Services on the Gospel Oak to Barking line near London are expected to resume tomorrow, 19 February. This line was damaged by a derailed freight wagon. The work is almost complete with all the new...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

Barking derailment under RAIB investigation

With the busy north London Barking to Gospel Oak line still out of action, questions still remain unanswered as to the cause of the incident, which has left freight operators seeking alternative routes and commuters...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Orange saftey suited engineer inspects stockpile of new rails at British Steel works in UK

Re-railing Britain after the derailments

Two major freight derailments hit the UK network in January. Trains came off at Barking in London and Eastleigh on the south coast. You can read the latest updates here. With the incidents ripping up...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton