The report on the collision between a freight train and a passenger train at Bexley in 1970.
This document was published on 26th October 1971 by Department of the Environment.
It was written by Lieut. Col. A. G. Townsend-Rose.
This item is linked to the Accident at Bexley on 12th November 1970
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 9 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 12th May 2007.
This document is Crown Copyright, and is subject to the terms governing the reproduction of crown copyright material. Depending on the status and age of the original document, you may need an OPSI click-use license if you wish to reproduce this material, and other restrictions may apply. Please see this explanation for further details.
"On a clear dry evening the 20.22 Class 5 Hither Green Sidings to Maidstone West goods train consisting of 44 loaded wagons and a brake van hauled by an electro-diesel locomotive, passed at Danger a colour light signal on the approach to Bexley Station and collided at between 10 and 15 m.p.h. with the rear of the 21.03 Charing Cross to Dartford electric multiple-unit train which was stationary. The impact was a light one, and although the passenger train was driven forward some 40 feet there were no casualties to passengers and no significant damage to either train, or to the track."
Does the franchise model just need technical changes or would a concession system be better?
or just view the results
Join our 1663 other members and sign up to receive the RA newsletter, with links to all new documents and other site news...
Please consider donating to help with our running costs.