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  1. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
    Location: Lancashire, UK
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    Default Cumbria Train Accident

    After tonights dreadful accident i would like to wish all people involed best wishes and hope for no serious injury.

    "BBC NEWS - Passengers have been injured and are trapped after a train derailed and slid down an embankment in Cumbria.

    Ambulance crews said 48 passengers had so far been found with injuries - eight serious but not life-threatening.
    Nine carriages were left on their side after the crash at Grayrigg near Kendal, with passengers saying some were left "stuck up in the air".
    The Virgin train, the 1715 from London Euston to Glasgow Central due to arrive at 2154 GMT, crashed at 2015 GMT.
    Neither Virgin nor Network Rail have yet been able to say what might have caused the crash.
    Casualty evacuation
    RAF helicopters, police and fire crews have been sent to the scene of collision, between Oxenholme and Tebay in the Lake District.
    The train had about 180 people on board, the fire service said.
    Cumbria Ambulance Service said six to eight people were feared trapped in one of the carriages of the train.
    Police family liaison centre: 0800 40 50 40
    National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50

    All but one of the train's carriages are said to have totally come off the tracks, a spokeswoman said.
    Two passengers with leg and arm injuries have been taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
    Other passengers who have come off the train are being assessed on the scene and any minor injuries would be treated there if possible, she added.
    Michael Mulford from RAF Kinloss rescue centre said his crews were searching the carriages "systematically and are finding people injured in all sorts of places".
    "What the helicopters are being used for at the moment will be casualty evacuation," he said.

    "Three big hospitals are already on major standby and at least one other is ready to receive as well."
    One of the passengers, BBC executive Caroline Thomson, said the train "did a sort of bump - and I was thinking don't worry this fine - but then the swaying became very dramatic.
    "It suddenly appeared to hit something and then lurched very, very badly from side to side in a very dramatic way. This a very scary experience."

    The Pendolino tilting trains, which are built in Italy, have been introduced by Virgin over the last three years and have a top speed of 125 mph.
    Network Rail said the line speed for the area where the crash took place was about 95 mph.
    In a statement on its website, Virgin Trains confirmed a "serious incident" had taken place.
    "Virgin Trains staff are currently working with the emergency services to ensure that those involved in this incident are given every assistance," it said.
    First picture of passengers inside the crashed train

    Services between Preston and Carlisle have been suspended until further notice and alternative arrangements for customers, using road vehicles, are being made.
    All Scotrail sleeper services to London have also been cancelled, with passengers being transferred to coach services.
    Another passenger on the train, Ruth Colton, said: "I was just reading a book and it started to get really bumpy like we were being battered by heavy winds or something and then suddenly the carriage flipped over.
    "We all had to climb out the top of one of ours... There's some carriages stuck up in the air and some are just lying on their side".
    People worried about friends or relatives on the train are asked to ring a British Transport Police family liaison centre on 0800 40 50 40.
    Passengers, meanwhile, are being advised to ring National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 before starting journeys. An emergency services number for friends and relatives is also to be issued shortly by Virgin Trains. "

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  2. Street Ryder is offline Speed Demon
    Location: Ireland
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    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    I say this on the news a while ago, how did it derail, its weird

  3. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
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    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    Well They've got an inquiry in force so we'll find out soon, by the way one person died (Check BBC Website)...
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  4. Street Ryder is offline Speed Demon
    Location: Ireland
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    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    What only one person died, usually if a train derailed quite a few people would have died, thats very strange and lucky at the same time.

  5. FA430RGT is offline Hoods and Alley-ways..
    Location: London
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    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Street Ryder »
    What only one person died, usually if a train derailed quite a few people would have died, thats very strange and lucky at the same time.
    1 or 100 it's still Upsetting and I think thats how you should see it, sure there could been a bigger number but techinically something like this (With a company Like Virgin!) this shouldn't happen, I wonder what caused the crash..
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  6. Allmighteh is offline Rusted Banger
    Posts: 58


    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    This is an eiry one for me , i was on that train, came from crewe to stockport (2 of the many many stops for the london euston virgin pendalino train) i get this train every morning to work, and that night id been at a friends , got the LATE train back, i can guarentee some of those passengers who were aboard when i was, was going to the end of the rail.

    Scary it really is.

    Sure it was due to bad weather conditions.
    I sure will be more warey of getting on trains in bad weather, this train has been cancelled many times due to high wind speeds.

    Hope all those injured in the crash will be ok.

  7. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
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    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    that train went underneath my house (near Berkhamsted station) before it crashed. That scares me. All those people travelling below my house just before that happened...
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  8. TOPGEAR DOG is offline Secretly a shoplifter!
    Location: Birmingham, UK
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    Default Re: Cumbria Train Accident

    I went to the lake district the week before that


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