The report into the collision between an express passenger train and an empty stock working at Darlington in 1977.
This document was published on 13th July 1978 by Department of Transport.
It was written by Maj. A. B. G. King.
This item is linked to the Accident at Darlington on 16th February 1977
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 13 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Nick Smith and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 13th October 2006.
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"At approximately 11.30 the diesel locomotive hauled 08.00 King's Cross to Edinburgh express passenger train failed to make its booked stop at Platform No. 4 at Darlington because the coaching stock brakes could not be operated from the locomotive; the train negotiated the station at high speed and passed a signal at Danger. At the north end of the station it came into converging collision with, and derailed, the rear car of the empty train which was entering Platform No. 6 from the north. The express train ran on along the Bishop Auckland single track branch line, from which the empty train had come, and was brought to a stand by the use of the passenger communication apparatus.
The lines were protected and the emergency services were quickly at the scene but fortunately none of the 250 passengers on the express train suffered injury although its guard was slightly bruised."
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