The report on the collision between two passenger trains at Glasgow Cross in 1949.
This document was published on 20th April 1949 by Ministry of Transport.
It was written by Lieut. Col. G. R. S. Wilson.
This item is linked to the Accident at Glasgow Cross on 31st January 1949
The original document format was Stapled Book, and comprised 7 pages.
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"The 8.51 am. Down Passenger train from Rutherglen to Clydebank passed three successive signals at Danger at Glasgow Green Station, also another at Glasgow Cross, and collided at 10-15 m.p.h. with the rear of the 8.10 am. Passenger train from Shotts to Glasgow Central (Low Level) which was standing at the Glasgow Cross Down platform awaiting "Line Clear" ahead.
Damage to rolling stock was not severe but 78 passengers complained of injury or shock; 72 were taken to hospital where only two were detained. The driver and fireman of the Shotts train also received minor injuries. Ambulances were summoned immediately and were promptly sent by the St. Andrew's Ambulance Association; the first left Glasgow Cross for the Royal Infirmary at 9.20 am. and the others followed at short intervals. First aid was also rendered by the station staff in the waiting room and on the platform. The Up line was not blocked but traffic in both directions was suspended after the accident. Normal working was restored at 4.0 pm. on the same day."
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