The report on the collision between a tube train and a mainline passenger train at Kensal Green in 1986.
This document was published on 22nd November 1988 by Department of Transport.
It was written by D. A. Sawer.
This item is linked to the Accident at Kensal Green on 16th October 1986
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 20 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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"A southbound Bakerloo line LUL train, 2A1X the 16.49 from Stonebridge Park to Elephant and Castle comprising seven cars, was standing on the Up line at Signal No. KG6, which was at Danger and is situated about 20 metres outside the northern portal of Kensal Green tunnel, when it was struck heavily at the rear by a BR Class 313 three-car electric multiple unit, which formed 2C38 the 16.26 Watford Junction to Euston local passenger service. The impact drove the LUL train forward about 12 metres. The BR train's leading vehicle over-rode the rearmost car of the LUL train and came to rest on top of it but was not severely damaged itself in doing so. However, the LUL train's trailing driving cab and most of the passenger accommodation of the rearmost car were completely demolished. This car was forced under the car ahead, which was also severely damaged and lifted some 3 metres above the ground where it came to rest supported by the damaged vehicle.
There were about 25 passengers on the BR train and 20 in the LUL train; I regret to report that, in all, 23 of than were injured and required hospital treatment."
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