The report on the buffer stop collision at Newcastle upon Tyne in 1977.
This document was published on 26th April 1979 by Department of Transport.
It was written by Maj. A. B. G. King.
This item is linked to the Accident at Newcastle on 30th June 1977
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 10 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Nick Smith and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 23rd October 2006.
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"The 09.45 Newcastle to Newcastle via Benton passenger train, a two-car diesel multiple unit, which had been correctly signalled, was running into No. 3 Bay Platform line which was unoccupied, when it failed to stop normally and struck the buffer-stop at a speed of approximately 4 mile/h. Most of the passengers were standing in readiness to alight, the impact threw them off balance, and 23 of them and the guard of the train were injured.
The emergency services were summoned promptly and treatment was offered by station staff and British Transport Police trained in first aid. Five ambulances arrived within 11 minutes of the accident and the injured were taken to Newcastle General Hospital where all except one lady, who was detained in hospital for seven days, were discharged after treatment for minor injuries."
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