Informed Sources: Carmont highlights climate change impact

  • Record investment in CP6 to grow in CP7
  • Network Rail builds up geotechnical expertise
  • Investigation delays service restoration
Carmont accident site: in this aerial view from 8 September the damaged vehicles of train 1T08 are adjacent to the crane. To the left of that is the bridge that was destroyed when hit by the train, and to the left of that the landslip which caused the train to derail. At far left is the temporary access to the railway created following the accident.
Courtesy Network Rail

After 13 years without a fatal accident, the derailment of 1T08, a ScotRail Inter7City IC125, at Carmont on 12 August resonated throughout the industry. It was also the first fatal accident of the social media age, and the sense of a grieving railway community was palpable.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

I have a subscription but need to register on site…

You will need your print Customer ID ready to set up an account, you'll find this on your welcome email and cover sheet delivered with each print magazine.

Register now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers