HomeGovernanceAccident Investigation17 hurt in derailment and collision in Fisherton tunnel

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.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

A look at how ORR found Britain’s railways to be among the safest in Europe

ORR says our railways are among the safest in Europe. This follows its first comprehensive, five-year assessment of safety on our networks, taking up a...

Industrial action: more strikes could impact Jubilee weekend and services in Scotland

The RMT has had a fallout over management practices, leading to a potential strike that would affect two tube stations on Jubilee weekend: Euston...

Depot Optimisation Focus At Rolling Stock Maintenance Congress In June

As passenger rail operators seek to realise cost reductions through smarter, combined approaches to maintenance strategies and through new technologies to automate maintenance activities,...
- Advertisement -

More news

A “fitting tribute” in a Jubilee year: the Queen marks Elizabeth line completion

The Queen made an unexpected appearance to officially mark the completion of the Elizabeth line. Many were pleasantly surprised to see her – this time...

The industry comes together for Mental Health Awareness Week

Rail Insider looks at how the industry came together to talk and help one another during Mental Health Awareness Week. During Mental Health Awareness Week,...

RBD Rail Recruiter: by your side in your jobs search

The aim of RBD Rail Recruiter is to make things easy for both businesses and candidates – especially when some candidates will be taking...