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June 8, 2010

Eight injured after train derails in Argyll, Scotland

Eight injured after train derails in Argyll, Scotland

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An investigation is currently under way in Argyll, Scotland, following a derailment on the Glasgow – Oban railway. The incident took place at 2100 BST (2000 UTC) on Sunday, close to the ‘Falls of Curchan’ station. According to reports, both carriages of the derailed unit had also caught fire. At the location of the incident, the railway line is on an embankment above a local roadway, and the lead car came to rest overhanging this road.

All passengers have been successfully evacuated, with eight being taken to hospital with “serious but not life-threatening” injuries. There were no fatalities. A spokesperson for the ambulance service stated soon after the incident: “There’s quite a lot of walking wounded. There’s a couple of bumps to necks and backs and things like that.”

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The British Transport Police gave a short statement:

Cquote1.svg The train involved was the 1820 hours Glasgow Queen Street to Oban service. This is a two-car train and the leading car has derailed and caught fire. Cquote2.svg

Inspector David McEwan being quoted as confirming that the lead coach was “sitting in a precarious position overhanging the roadway”, and continued “the coach could slip further down the embankment on to the roadway […] This is obviously a major concern for the engineers at this moment in time.”

Railway engineers are currently working to stabilise the site, and re-open the line. According to a Scotrail spokesperson “an investigation is already under way into the cause of the incident by appropriate agencies and industry partners”. The line between Glasgow and Oban remains closed, with buses to Crianlarich and Oban replacing trains.



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March 30, 2010

Man dies after being hit by train in Moray, Scotland

Man dies after being hit by train in Moray, Scotland

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A man has died after being impacted by a train on a railway line in Moray, Scotland. The man, who is currently remaining publicly unidentified, was hit by the train, which was travelling between the city of Inverness and the town of Montrose, at approximately 0920 GMT on Saturday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The British Transport Police have denied claims that the man had been killed as the result of an incident at a level crossing.

The death is not being treated as suspicious. The British Transport Police have commenced an investigation to determine what happened; members of the force could be sighted on the railway line in search of evidence. A report is anticipated to be handed over to the Procurator Fiscal later.

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police stated: “At 9.21am on Saturday, British Transport Police attended the Brodie automatic half-barrier level crossing at Forres to a report of a person having been struck by a train. Paramedics and officers from Grampian Police and British Transport Police attended the scene, where a male person was found and declared dead.”

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December 23, 2009

UK Wikinews Shorts: December 23, 2009

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Two-year-old child in Northern Ireland dies of H1N1 swine flu virus

The Department of Health (DHSSPS) in Northern Ireland has announced that a child aged two has died after falling victim to the H1N1 swine flu virus. The toddler had underlying health problems. The death brings the total number of people from Northern Ireland that have died as a result of having the disease to 17, also including one person who was in Spain and one person who was in England at the times of their deaths.

Michael McGimpsey, health minister of Northern Ireland, expressed his sympathy. “Sadly, we have been notified of the death of a two-year-old child who was confirmed as having swine flu,” he stated. “The child had underlying medical conditions. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family at this very sad time for them.”

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Woman killed in collision with ambulance in Staffordshire, England

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An elderly woman has been killed in a car collision physically involving an ambulance in Staffordshire, England. The incident occurred when the woman and her female passenger, travelling in a Ford Ka, crashed into a West Midlands Ambulance Service vehicle that was flashing its full emergency lights. The crash occurred at approximately 15.15 GMT at the junction of Quarry Hills Lane and Tamworth Road. An air ambulance subsequently arrived at the scene and took the 72-year-old passenger to a hospital; she suffered included damage to her chest and her head. The driver of the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. It is believed that icy road conditions were not a factor of the collision.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said that : “the woman driver of the Ka was pronounced dead at the scene. Her female passenger was airlifted to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, suffering from head and chest injuries. The male driver of the ambulance vehicle was taken to Stafford Hospital after suffering minor injuries.”

Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer Keith Prior from West Midlands Ambulance Service also spoke about the incident. “All our thoughts are with the families of all of those involved in this tragic crash. We have launched an internal investigation to examine the circumstances of this incident,” said Prior. “We have already been working with our colleagues in Staffordshire Police and this will continue.”

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90-year-old man dies after car crash in Northern Ireland

A man aged 90 has died after being involved in a road traffic accident in Northern Ireland. The accident, which occurred at 1030 GMT on Sunday, involved two vehicles and took place on the Doagh Road in the suburb of Newtownabbey in County Antrim. The man died the following day from the injuries he sustained in the accident. At the request of his family, the police have not yet publically identified the gentleman.

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Man dies while carrying child in railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland

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A man has died while carrying his child in a railway station in Edinburgh, Scotland. The man, who was aged 47, was carrying his young daughter in Waverley Station in Edinburgh when he suddenly either collapsed or slipped near a taxi rank at approximately 0900 GMT on Wednesday; his head impacted with a parked car. The man, who came from the city of Dundee, suffered from injuries to his head as a result of the impact. After being treated by staff at the scene, he was taken to hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

A spokesperson for Network Rail has released a statement about the incident. “We can confirm that a man has died following a tragic incident at Waverley station this morning,” said the spokesperson. “We are co-operating fully with the police investigation into this matter.”

A post-mortem examination is to be held to try and determine the cause of the man’s death. The police have yet to have identified him publically, however his next of kin have been notified. The British Transport Police have now launched an investigation. “About 0920 GMT on Wednesday, 23 December 2009, a man in his 40s appeared to fall as he walked on the concourse of Edinburgh Waverley station,” said a spokesperson for them. “He was taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he later died. Inquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding his death, although at this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. It is anticipated that a post mortem will take place in due course to establish his cause of death and full report will be submitted to the local procurator fiscal by Lothian and Borders Police.”

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January 25, 2009

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to railway station and stonework in Bath, England

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to railway station and stonework in Bath, England

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bath Spa Railway Station

Vandals have caused thousands of British pounds worth of damage at a city railway station. The Bath Spa railway station in Bath was targeted by vandals over the weekend. Graffiti was sprayed over the new tourist centre as well as the stone work which is over 100 years old. The disabled toilets were also vandalised.

First Great Western who owns Bath Spa station released a statement through spokesman Dan Panes saying, “last year we invested a considerable amount of money improving the station environment at Bath Spa for our customers, and it’s a great shame that a couple of minutes of vandalism could cause so much damage.”

The vandalism comes just months after a mini police station was opened up in the station to combat anti-social behaviour. The behaviour in Bath was said to be worse than that of the centre of Liverpool.

CCTV has been passed on to the British Transport Police and are currently assessing the damage caused.



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September 19, 2007

Mother\’s body found at same site as daughter\’s on UK railway line

Mother’s body found at same site as daughter’s on UK railway line

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Yesterday the body of Joanne Coombs, 40, was found in the same location as her daughter Natasha Coombs, 17, who was found dead on a railway line near Manningtree Station in Essex, England on August 10.

Police stated that the mother’s body was found after freight train operators reported a possible fault of the tracks when using them. A crew from a second freight train was instructed to investigate the report and found the body. It is thought that the death may have resulted from being hit by the first train which reported the fault, but the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

“On Tuesday evening the driver of the 1900 BST Liverpool Street to Norwich train service reported a possible track fault. The line was checked by the driver of the following freight train. He found the body of a woman near Manningtree station,” said British Transport Police (BTP) inspector Ed Purchase.

Neither of the deaths are being treated as suspicious, but police are not sure if Natasha’s death was a suicide. Reports say that she had ended a relationship with 18 year-old Josh Brennan, her ex-boyfriend. An autopsy later confirmed that the cause of Natasha’s death was consistent with being hit by a train.

A formal identification of Mrs. Coombs has not yet taken place and an investigation is currently being conducted by the BTP.



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July 13, 2007

Network Rail employee arrested in connection with Cumbrian train crash

Network Rail employee arrested in connection with Cumbrian train crash

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An employee of Network Rail, the company that owns and maintains the British railway infrastructure, has been arrested in connection with the Grayrigg derailment in Cumbria, in the north of England, which left one passenger dead in February of this year.

The Virgin Pendolino service from London to Glasgow derailed at 20:15 GMT on February 23 as it passed over a set of points which an interim report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch found were missing components and were in a poor condition.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said that the 46-year-old man from Preston was arrested on Wednesday and has been released on police bail until October 31.

Network Rail were unable to comment on the arrest.

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July 5, 2007

London Underground train derails leaving passengers trapped

London Underground train derails leaving passengers trapped

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

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A westbound London Underground train has derailed between Mile End and Bethnal Green on the Central Line shortly after 9am BST during the morning rush-hour leaving hundreds of passengers stranded who had to walk along the tracks to leave at the nearest station.

Transport for London have said that 20 people received medical attention with five taken to hospital with minor injuries including breathing difficulties. A lot of dust is said to have been disturbed during the incident.

A London Underground spokesman said that “We are investigating a report that at around 9am this morning a Central Line train derailed in a tunnel between Mile End and Bethnal Green. LU is looking into reports that there was an obstruction on the track.”

Passengers initially feared that a bomb had exploded but a TfL employee on the train was able to calm the situation by suggesting that he thought it was a derailment. This was later confirmed by the train driver.

Chris Christofi who was on the train described what had happened to the BBC: “We felt a massive jolt underneath the train which caused the train to move up and down and sideways. There were some windows that seemed to blow in and explode and there was some soot that came into the carriage. There was a lot of people crying and upset, a lot of people falling over. We thought there’d been a bomb.”

In a statement, British Transport Police Chief Superintendent Ellie Bird said that “there is nothing to suggest that this a terrorist-related incident”.

Central Line services remain suspended between Leytonstone and Liverpool Street causing severe delays on the rest of the line.

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February 23, 2007

Virgin train crashes in England

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Virgin train crashes in England

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A 9 Carriage Class 390 Pendolino train, with as many as 180 people onboard, operated by Virgin Trains has derailed and crashed in Cumbria, England.

The train was the 17:15 service from London’s Euston Station to Glasgow Central. Witnesses said that several passengers have broken bones. All but one carriage have slid down the embankment and all of the carriages were derailed. 5 people are still seriously injured in hospital, including the driver Ian Black, and 11 people altogether are still in hospital. Hospital reports early on Saturday morning indicate 1 death, 84 year old lady Margaret Masson from Glasgow.

“It’s our understanding there are a number of people injured on the train. We think there are numerous injuries,” said a spokesman for the Cumbria Fire and Rescue squad, Brian Mitchelhill.

“A train has crashed between Oxenholme and Tebay, but that is all we know at the moment. We have got two cars travelling there now and local police are attending,” said a spokeswoman for the British Transport Police.

At least twelve ambulances and at least five fire trucks are at the scene, along with 3 Royal Air Force Sea King helicopters, two mountain rescue teams and one police helicopter. The rescue effort was hampered by limited access to the remote site and poor weather conditions.

“At the moment, we have reports of various injuries, from leg injuries to back injuries and head injuries — ranging from minor to quite serious,” said an unnamed ambulance official.

Virgin West Coast Class 390 Pendolino EMU 390009 at platform 1 of Carlisle railway station.

“The carriage I am in is completely on its side, it did a sort of bump – and I was thinking don’t worry this fine – but then the swaying became very dramatic,” said a BBC executive, Caroline Thomson. “Where I am there are some injuries – a woman with a very badly hurt back but I suspect further up the train it’s a bit more serious.”

First reports suggested that the train hit something on the track at 20:15 near Grayrigg, between Oxenholme and Tebay, derailed and slid down an embankment. Early investigators reports say a set of points will be the primary focus of the investigation. All but one of the train’s carriages are said to have totally come off the tracks, a spokeswoman said.

So far 12 passengers have been taken to The Royal Preston Hospital, where three casualties are said to be in a “critical condition” and one serious. 3 passengers with limb injuries are at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary. People with minor injuries were taken to a nearby farm before being transferred to a Kendal hotel.

As of 22:16, Sleeper services over the affected line have been suspended. Other major services are terminating at Preston or Carlisle according to (UK) National Rail Enquires. A five mile cordon has been set up to seal the crash site as investigators from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch attempt to determine the cause of the crash.

Virgin owner Richard Branson came to the site from his holiday in Switzerland and held a press conference at a safe distance, roughly 200 meters, from the site. Branson stated that the Virgin Train Pendolino was “built like a tank”, and believed the track was to blame. All of the carriages retained their integrity and none of the windows broke. Mr Branson also praised the driver of the train for attempting to stop the train and not leaving the cockpit.

Network Rail has checked 700 sets of rail points in response to the accident, though no speed restrictions have been imposed.

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February 13, 2007

Wikinews Shorts: February 13, 2007

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Executive jet crashes at Moscow airport

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A Bombardier Challenger corporate jet crashed during take off from Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport. No passengers on board and all three crew members survived. The aircraft was en route to Berlin.

Initial media reports said that an Airbus A310 belonging to the German low cost carrier Germanwings has crashed.

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Fifteen year old girl stabbed in Liverpool

A fifteen year old local girl was stabbed in Liverpool Lime Street railway station.

British Transport Police have arrested two other 15 years old girls, who are reported to be helping police with their inquiries on Monday evening. A knife was also recovered from the scene.

The injured girl was taken by ambulance to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where she is said to be in a stable condition.

British Transport Police have requested anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

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Three men shot dead in Philadelphia Navy Yard

A gunmen shot dead three people at the old Philadelphia Navy Yard, according to police reports. Another person is critically injured in the incident. The gunman, identified as Vincent Julius Dortch of Newark also shot himself when police officers entered the scene.

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August 10, 2006

Londoner hit by train, Underground closed at Marble Arch Station

Londoner hit by train, Underground closed at Marble Arch Station

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Thursday, August 10, 2006

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The London Underground service was disrupted today due to a man being caught under a train near Marble Arch Station in the city of Westminster, Central London. According to British Transport Police officials,

“on Wednesday 9 August 2006 at 16:30 the Central line was suspended between Liverpool Street and White City due to a person under a westbound train at Marble Arch. The person was confirmed deceased at 17:20. At 19:45 service resumed from Liverpool Street and White City. There was severe delays on the Central line until the close of traffic.[sic]

The incident affected the Underground’s Central Line between Liverpool Street Station and White City Station. According to Underground staff, the Central Line service on this route was suspended at 17:20 local time. On stations that connect to the Central Line, passengers were informed that “service for the Central Line is suspended until further notice” and that their “…tickets will be valid for all local traffic.” In addition to announcements over loudspeaker, passengers were advised of the interruption with notices on white boards inside of most stations in Central London. While Marble Arch Station was closed off, additional buses were made available by the city to carry Underground passengers from Central Line connection points like Bond Street Station to their intended destinations.

Whiteboard advises travellers of station closure at East Aldgate Station.

The scene outside of Marble Arch station brought back memories of last year’s train bombings: Underground staff, as well as police officers blocked the entrance to the station, and advised passengers to use alternate means of transportation; meanwhile, vehicles from the London Underground Emergency Response Unit, as well as police cars were standing by outside the station. British Trasport Police did not release further details about the accident.

By 20:00 local time, London Underground staff confirmed that service on the Central Line had been fully restored. “Yes, they’re all open” said an Underground associate when asked whether Marble Arch Station had resumed service. By 23:00 local time, however, the Central Line service still reported “severe delays” on some stations. On Thursday, August 10th, the Central Line was operating normally again, but the service interruption was overshadowed by the breaking news regarding a plot to detonate explosives on airplanes flying from the UK to the United States.

Train accidents on the Tube are not uncommon: the London Underground reports 53 injuries last year and continues to advise passengers to “mind the gap between the train and the platform” when trains arrive, and to “stand clear of the closing doors,” in order to help ensure a safe journey. In addition, passengers are also advised to carry a bottle of water with them on hot days to avoid heat-related injuries and to remember to “take all their belongings with them when [they] leave the train, in order to avoid station closures and security alerts.”

The closure of Marble Arch Station was not the only service interruption on Wednesday; according to its web site, London Underground reports that Baker Street Station was also closed down due to a gas leak. The station reopened Thursday afternoon, but some delays were reported.

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