You are in RA » Document Archive » Accident at Ladbroke Grove on 5th October 1999 » The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 1 Report

view document PDF (3.1Mb download)The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 1 Report

Document Summary

Part 1 of the report of the Cullen Inquiry into the collision between a Thames Train turbo commuter train and a First Great Western High Speed Train at Ladbroke Grove; in which 301 people died.

The primary cause of the crash was the failure of Driver Hodder of the Thames Turbo to stop at the infamous signal SN109, which was showing red. The death and injury toll was exacerbated by the fire which broke out when the HST diesel fuel ignited.

Some of the recommendations in the report are sensible; particularly relating to the failures surrounding the inadequate sighting of SN109, particularly after the line was electrified in 1996. Others are less so.

This document was published on 19th June 2001 by Health and Safety Executive.

It was written by The Rt Hon Lord Cullen (PC).


This item is linked to the Accident at Ladbroke Grove on 5th October 1999


The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 298 pages.The original document can be found here.

This document was kindly sourced from Health and Safety Executive and is in our Accident inquiry documents collection. It was added to the Archive on 17th November 2004.

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.

"This Inquiry arises out of the crash at Ladbroke Grove Junction on 5 October 1999 between trains operated by Thames Trains and First Great Western...which caused considerable loss of life and injuries. Part 1 of the Inquiry is concerned with the investigation of the causes of the crash and the circumstances in which it occurred, lessons which should be drawn from what happened, and recommendations for the improvement of safety in the future."

Timeline:
TPWS introduction

30th July 1999
Railway Safety Regulations 1999

8th October 1999
Train Accident At Ladbroke Grove: First HSE Interim Report

1st November 1999
Ladbroke Grove: HSE Enforcement and Other Action since the Accident

November 1999
Train Accident At Ladbroke Grove: Second HSE Interim Report

2000
The management of safety in Railtrack - A Review by the Health and Safety Executive

February 2000
Automatic Train Protection for the rail network in Britain: A study

24th February 2000
The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report

April 2000
The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report: HSC Action Plan Progress Report To End February 2001

14th April 2000
Train Accident At Ladbroke Grove: Third HSE Interim Report

May 2000
The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report: HSC Action Plan to implement recommendations

August 2000
Supplementary Report to Automatic Train Protection for the Railway Network in Britain a Study

September 2000
Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report: Summary of progress on the Health and Safety Commission's Action Plan to end August 2000...

December 2000
The Train Collision at Ladbroke Grove 5 October 1999: A Report into the Investigation

29th March 2001
The Joint Inquiry Into Train Protection Systems

19th June 2001
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 1 Report

19th June 2001
Track and Driving Diagrams to the Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry

20th September 2001
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 2 Report

November 2001
Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry Part 1 Report - HSC's Action Plan

December 2001
Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry Part 1 Report - HSC's Action Plan: Progress Report

2002
Railway Safety - Assessment of Railtrack's Management of Multi-SPAD Signals

February 2002
Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report: Progress on the Action Plan Relating to the Recommendations at February 2002...

March 2002
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry Part 2 Report: Progress Report

April 2002
The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report: Summary of Progress At February 2002

November 2002
Report on Overall Progress on All Recommendations from the Rail Public Inquiries

August 2003
Report on Progress on the Remaining Recommendations from the Rail Public Inquiries

14th September 2004
Report on Progress on the Remaining Recommendations from the Rail Public Inquiries

March 2005
HSC report on overall progress as of March 2005 on the remaining recommendations from the Rail Public Inquiries...

Have Your Say

Does the franchise model just need technical changes or would a concession system be better?

or just view the results

Mailing List

Join our 1847 other members and sign up to receive the RA newsletter, with links to all new documents and other site news...

See how our privacy policy protects your address.

Donate

Please consider donating to help with our running costs.

Back to top