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The report on the near miss that occurred between an engineering train and a passenger train at Haymarket in 2006.
This document was published in January 2007 by Rail Accident Investigation Branch.
It was written by Rail Accident Investigation Branch.
This item is linked to the Accident at Haymarket on 14th January 2006
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"During engineering work on the railway between Haymarket East Junction and Curriehill on 14 January 2006, a train loaded with spent ballast left the section of line that was under engineers’ possession without authority and ran onto a line open to other traffic. On reaching Haymarket East Junction it was diverted onto a line on which a passenger train was approaching in the opposite direction. The ballast train stopped in Haymarket station when the driver realised that he was travelling on the wrong line. The passenger train was stopped by the action of the signaller.
Subsequently, during tests on the brakes of the ballast train, one wagon became derailed by one set of wheels. There were no injuries, and minor damage to a set of points."
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