South Western Railway

03 November 2021, 12:42

South Western Railway responds to RAIB's latest update on the Salisbury rail incident

Responding to RAIB’s latest update, Claire Mann, Managing Director of South Western Railway, said:

“We welcome RAIB’s update on the scope and aims of its investigation. It is right that they look into all the possible causes of the lack of adhesion between the train and the track, and we are pleased their early assessment shows the South Western Railway driver reacted correctly to the signals by braking to slow the train down. We believe his actions went some way to preventing a much more serious incident and we wish him a speedy recovery .

“We will continue to work closely with the relevant authorities and our industry partners on all aspects of the investigation.”

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