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Resilience of rail infrastructure: interim report to the Secretary of State for Transport following the derailment at Carmont, near Stonehaven

Source(s):  United Kingdom - government

The derailment of a passenger train near Carmont, United Kingdom, on 12 August 2020 was a tragedy for the families and friends of the three people who lost their lives and will have a lasting effect on those injured and involved in responding, as well as the wider railway industry. It has raised questions about the resilience and safe performance of the railway, and how the risk of such an event happening again can be minimised.

Emerging findings from the investigations suggest that a significant contributing factor to the derailment was heavy rainfall washing material onto the track. Therefore, this report commissioned by the Secretary of State for Transport seeks to provide an initial review of the resilience of rail infrastructure, in particular in the context of severe weather. Because of the nature of events that led to the derailment at Carmont, the report focuses on the resilience of earthworks and drainage infrastructure to heavy rainfall.



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  • Resilience of rail infrastructure: interim report to the Secretary of State for Transport following the derailment at Carmont, near Stonehaven
  • Publication date 2020
  • Author(s) Haines, Andrew
  • Number of pages 28 p.

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