The report on the collision between two electric multiple units at Bridgeton in 1986.
This document was published on 29th July 1988 by Department of Transport.
It was written by A. Williams.
This item is linked to the Accident at Bridgeton on 11th September 1986
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 12 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Stuart Johnson and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 26th July 2007.
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"During a shunting movement, in clear, fine weather, a 6-car electric multiple unit train (EMU) was propelled into collision, inside a tunnel, with a 3-car EMU approaching the depot. I very much regret to report that the driver of the incoming train was killed instantly and the guard of the propelled train, who was at the leading end, was only released from the wreckage some 7 hours after the collision and succumbed eight days later to the injuries he had sustained. Additionally, the guard of the former train and the driver of the latter suffered bruising and shock necessitating their absence from work."
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