September 14, 2007 | Mark Paradies

UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch is investigating a derailment at Glasgow that occurred on September 3

The RAIB is carrying out an investigation into a derailment between Exhibition Centre and Anderston stations, Glasgow on 3 September 2007.

The UK RAIB press release states that at 08:36 hours the rear coach of train 5V06, the 08:34 hours train from Exhibition Centre siding to Anderston, became derailed on 201A points as it crossed from the down to the up Argyle line.

The train consisted of a three car electric multiple unit of class 318. All lines were blocked to traffic and an emergency traction current isolation was taken for both lines.  Two members of staff traveling in the derailed vehicle were slightly injured.  The railway remained closed until the morning of the fifth of September whilst recovery of the train took place.

The RAIB’s initial examination indicates that neither the driving of the train nor the signaling system contributed to the derailment.

The RAIB’s investigation into the derailment is proceeding independently of any parallel investigations by the safety authority, but the RAIB will share technical evidence as appropriate, subject to legal exclusions such as the identity and statements of witnesses.

The RAIB will publish a report, including any recommendations to improve safety, at the conclusion of its investigation.  This report will be available on the RAIB website.

http://www.raib.gov.uk

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