ScotRail remembers Polmont rail disaster 35 years on [ScotRail]

Date: 30/07/2019

ScotRail has today (Tuesday 30 July) marked the 35th anniversary of the Polmont rail disaster by laying a wreath at the station in memory of those who lost their lives. Thirteen people died and dozens more were injured in the tragic event on Monday 30 July 1984, when a rush hour service from Edinburgh to Glasgow derailed near Polmont station. The accident happened at around 5.55pm when the 5.30pm British Rail Class 47/7 service from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Queen Street struck a cow, derailing the locomotive and all six carriages.

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Anniversary of Polmont rail tragedy

Falkirk Herald

ScotRail marked the 35th anniversary of Polmont rail disaster with a wreath laying ceremony at the railway station this morning.

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The memorial plaque at Polmont station, unveiled on 30 July 2009, the 25th anniversary of the disaster.
Location: Polmont
Company: Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway
02/09/2009 David Panton