Train derails in Angus

Update: 2157 An unconfirmed report suggests that the derailment was “a criminal act”

The Driver, who was reportedly injured in the crash, has been named as Edinburgh-based Driver Stewart Hunter.

An intercity train derailed near Arbroath earlier today. The train, which was the 0804 Edinburgh to Aberdeen CrossCountry service, had around 40 passengers on board when the train left the tracks just north of Inverkeilor. The immediate cause of the derailment is not clear, and neither is when the line will reopen – sources report that both lines of the section of line have been blocked by the derailed train.

As a result of the incident, all trains north are being cancelled at Dundee, with replacement buses taking passengers on to Aberdeen. In a statement, CrossCountry Trains said “The 0804 CrossCountry service from Edinburgh to Aberdeen was involved in an incident at Inverkeilor, between Arbroath and Montrose, at 0945 this morning.

“The front wheels of the train became derailed but the train remained upright. There are 36 passengers and two crew members on board. There are no reports of any injuries.”

However, another industry source claimed on a discussion forum that another two carriages “look as though
they may be derailed aswell (sic)”

This is the second incident for CrossCountry Trains in Angus this weekend, after a woman committed suicide by jumping in front of one of their trains at Broughty Ferry station on Saturday morning, causing major disruption.

One Response

  1. professional job … well done

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