The report on the collision between two tube trains at Leyton, and the collision between two tube trains at Kilburn, in 1984.
This document was published on 19th September 1991 by Health and Safety Executive.
It was written by Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate.
This item is linked to the Accident at Kilburn on 11th December 1984
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 29 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Ian Brightmore and is in our Accident reports collection. It was added to the Archive on 9th November 2006.
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"...on 11 December, the weather was very foggy and the fog repeater signals had been switched on on the Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines north of Finchley Road. The leading train involved in this collision was standing at a signal on the Northbound Metropolitan Line level with the Jubilee Line Starting Signal at the north end of Kilburn Station. (At Kilburn Station there are no platforms for the North and Southbound Metropolitan Lines which lie outside those of the Jubilee Lines; the single island platform is between the latter.) The following Metropolitan Line train had inadvertently run past the Stop Signal in rear, which was being held at Danger by the stationary, preceding train, and its brakes had automatically been applied by the action of the train-stop associated with the signal in striking the tripcock on the train. [The driver], whom I regret to report was killed in the ensuing collision, reset the controls of his train, drove it forward, but failed to stop it before it reached the stationary train. The crew of the stationary train suffered minor injuries, as did four passengers, one of whom was an off-duty railway servant."
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