A investigation has been launched into the Flying Scotsman crash which left two folks in hospital.
The Rail Accident Investigation Department (RAIB) mentioned the crash occurred at about 7mph and injured “quite a few passengers and workers”, with one passenger and one workers member being taken to hospital.
RAIB has launched an investigation into the crash, which occurred at about 6.05pm on September 29 when the 100-year-old steam locomotive collided with a set of stationary Belmond’s Royal Scotsman passenger carriages at Aviemore Station within the Highlands.
Inspectors mentioned there was no derailment, however the some harm was triggered to the rail automobiles concerned.
Heritage firm Strathspey Railway owns the part of the station on which the crash occurred.
The RAIB mentioned in an announcement: “Our investigation will search to determine the sequence of occasions main as much as the accident.”
The extent and kind of any accidents and harm triggered, and the way this occurred, will even be examined, as will the actions of these concerned and the “coaching and competence” of the railway administration workers.
Investigators will even take into account the kind of operation in use when the crash occurred and the insurance policies and procedures in place for managing this in addition to any underlying administration components.
The assertion continued: “Our investigation is impartial of any investigation by the railway trade or by the trade’s regulator, the Workplace of Rail and Highway.
“We’ll publish our findings, together with any suggestions to enhance security, on the conclusion of our investigation.”
Police Scotland mentioned beforehand the 2 folks have been taken to hospital as a “precaution” and, as no criminality was established, it had referred the matter to the RAIB.
Flying Scotsman excursions have been cancelled for every week following the crash and resumed on Saturday October 7, after the locomotive – owned by the Nationwide Railway Museum in York – was handed as match for fundamental line operation following a mechanical inspection.