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Document Summary

The report into the collision between a High Speed Train and a sprinter inside Severn Tunnel.

This document was published on 3rd November 1993 by Health and Safety Executive.

It was written by Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate.


This item is linked to the Accident at Severn Tunnel on 7th December 1991


The original document format was Bound Booklet, and comprised 63 pages.

This document was kindly sourced from Ian Brightmore and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 10th September 2005.

Copyright Information

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.

"The conclusions of the Inquiry are:

The accident was caused either by an unaccountable error on the part of the Sprinter Driver or the S&T Technicians working in the STJ Relay Room; or possibly, although this seems most unlikely, by a momentary or intermittent wrong-side signalling failure which left no detectable trace, and has not recurred since the accident."

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