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.
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"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."
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
24th February 2000
The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report
14th April 2000
Train Accident At Ladbroke Grove: Third HSE Interim Report
29th March 2001
The Joint Inquiry Into Train Protection Systems
19th June 2001
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 1 Report
20th September 2001
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 2 Report
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