Train derailed at 73mph, initial crash report says

The train that derailed in Aberdeenshire last week killing three people reached speeds of almost 75mph, according to a report.

The Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street service was recorded at 72.8mph after it had been stopped by a signaller at Carmont, near Stonehaven, because a landslip had been reported ahead of it, an initial report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said. The speed was said to be within the maximum of 75mph allowed on that part of the line.

Source: The Sunday Times

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