Train crashes

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Salisbury train crash may have been caused by leaves on line
Investigators say early findings point to ‘low adhesion between wheels and track’

Gwyn Topham and Steven Morris

02, Nov, 2021 @5:36 PM

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Does Salisbury train crash point to wider problems on the network?
Analysis: while UK railways have an excellent safety record, dangerous incidents have been increasing in frequency

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

01, Nov, 2021 @7:35 PM

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Salisbury train crash driver suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries
Investigators try to establish cause of collision that left 13 passengers needing treatment

Steven Morris, Jem Bartholomew and Caroline Bannock

01, Nov, 2021 @9:08 AM

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Kembla Grange train crash: four injured after train hits car and derails near Wollongong
Ambulance chief describes ‘chaotic scene’ with power lines draped over the carriages

Guardian staff and Australian Associated Press

19, Oct, 2021 @9:43 PM

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At least three killed in Amtrak train derailment in Montana
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear and federal safety authorities will investigate

Associated Press in Joplin, Montana

26, Sep, 2021 @3:04 PM

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Taiwan train crash: dozens dead after express service derails in tunnel
At least 50 people die as train crashes near Hualien City at the start of holiday weekend

Helen Davidson in Taipei

02, Apr, 2021 @3:35 PM

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'I couldn't bear to look': Taiwan train crash survivors tell of escape
Passengers crawl from carriages and walk along train roof to emerge from tunnel after deadly derailment

Helen Davidson in Taipei

02, Apr, 2021 @3:18 PM

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Stonehaven train crash: three dead after derailment in Aberdeenshire
Passenger, driver and conductor killed after four carriages leave track in flood-hit area

Libby Brooks and Gwyn Topham

12, Aug, 2020 @8:18 PM

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Stonehaven tragedy highlights threat to rail from climate crisis
Fatal derailment after heavy rains exposes growing danger posed by extreme weather

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

12, Aug, 2020 @7:07 PM

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From showpiece to goat track: the long, dangerous decline of Sydney-to-Melbourne rail travel
Last week’s tragic derailment of an XPT passenger train was the culmination of decades of neglect

Royce Kurmelovs

25, Feb, 2020 @11:53 PM

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Victoria train derailment: driver wrote of faults on line before fatal crash
John Kennedy, who was killed along with his pilot when train derailed, emailed concerns to a friend less than a month before

Melissa Davey

24, Feb, 2020 @4:14 AM

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Train derailment: drivers refused to use section of track where XPT crashed, killing two
Rail union says track near Wallan in Victoria had been awaiting maintenance before Sydney to Melbourne service derailed

Calla Wahlquist and Melissa Davey

21, Feb, 2020 @2:07 AM

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