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17 hurt in derailment and collision in Fisherton tunnel


Two trains have collided in Fisherton tunnel, on the approach to Salisbury tunnel.

First reports say that a Class 158 train belonging to GWR, running as the 17:08 service from Portsmouth to Bristol Temple Meads, struck an obstruction in Fisherton tunnel as it approached Salisbury station.

The train was derailed, which also damaged local signalling.

The South Western Railway 17:20 service from London Waterloo to Homiton, which uses the same tunnel, then hit the derailed GWR train.

No one was killed. 17 people were taken to hospital and one train driver was reportedly trapped in the wreckage.

A press statement was made at around 23:20 on 31 October 2021:

Police and Fire & Rescue Service update (courtesy Dorset&Wiltshire FRS).

The Mirror has used the above image which was published on Twitter by PoliticsForAll.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is investigating and the British Transport Police and local fire and rescue services are on the scene.


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