Informed Sources: Constraints needed for accident investigation closures

  • 38 days to hand back Carmont derailment site
  • Police in charge of ‘crime scene’
  • Dundee to Aberdeen service restoration unlikely before November
Carmont site: aerial view of the derailed HST on 8 September.
Courtesy Network Rail

I come from a generation which grew up at a time when fathers, uncles, elder brothers and cousins went away to war and sometimes did not return. Countless small personal tragedies provided the background of everyday life. In my post-war childhood, telegrams were to be feared.

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