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Document Summary

The report into the collision at Maidstone East in 1967.

This document was published on 21st August 1968 by Ministry of Transport.

It was written by Major P. M. Olver.


This item is linked to the Accident at Maidstone East on 17th July 1967


The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 12 pages.

This document was kindly sourced from Mike Bennett and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 7th June 2006.

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"On a dry and sunny afternoon, the 15.28 Class 5 goods train from Ashford to Willesden, consisting of 26 loaded continental ferry vans and a brake van, and hauled by an electric locomotive, ran past Maidstone East Up Main Outer Home signal at Danger and collided at about 15 m.p.h. with the rear of the 15.54 Maidstone East - Victoria electric multiple-unit passenger train, consisting of four coaches, which was standing in the Up Main line platform. The passenger train was pushed forward some 76 feet, but was not derailed, although the rear coach was extensively damaged. The locomotive and leading 3 ferry vans of the goods train were damaged and the second ferry van was derailed.

The emergency services were summoned within two minutes of the accident occurring and arrived promptly. Thirteen passengers, including 3 children, were slightly injured and were conveyed by ambulance to the West Kent Hospital, but all were discharged after treatment."

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