The HSE interim report on the derailment of a tube train between Hammersmith and Barons Court in 2003.
This document was published in January 2005 by Health and Safety Executive.
It was written by Health and Safety Executive.
This item is linked to the Accident at Hammersmith - Baron's Court on 17th October 2003
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 3 pages.The original document can be found here.
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"On Friday 17 October 2003, the last carriage of an eastbound Piccadilly Line train derailed at approximately 21.20 east of Hammersmith station. All eight wheels of the rear carriage left the rails, with the carriage remaining upright, while travelling at approximately 20 mph. There were 70 passengers on the train, and HSE had no reports of any injuries to them. All the passengers were evacuated quickly via a second train adjacent to the derailed one. The immediate cause of the derailment was a broken rail. HSE has reviewed maintenance records and procedures, and is awaiting the outcome of specialist assessment."
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