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News related to the fatal derailment of a ScotRail Inter7City HST a mile north of Carmont at Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont] on 12/08/2020. Referred to as the Stonehaven or Carmont derailment.

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Although the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has yet to produce its final report on the fatal train crash at Carmont on 12 August 2020, there are now clear lessons about earthworks and weather management from this tragic event. Network Rails earthworks assets comprise 70,000 soil cuttings, 20,000 rock cuttings and 100,000 embankments.
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The type of ScotRail train involved in the fatal Stonehaven derailment should be withdrawn from service because of their lack of crashworthiness, a rail engineer has urged.
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A rail engineer has called for the type of train involved in the tragic Stonehaven derailment to be scrapped amid safety concerns.
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The publication yesterday of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) Interim Report on the derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, last August offers more questions than answers, writes Lisa Gregory. Despite the huge advances we have seen in road safety, workplace safety, and health and safety law generally, we accept that accidents still happen and that some accidents ...
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A union has urged Network Rail to examine 'every mile' of Scottish track to ensure the Stonehaven train crash which killed three people.
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Derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, 12 August 2020.

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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The site of the derailment has been restored with new track,and drainage and repairs to the bridge.
Network Rail 30/10/2020

A report says a signaller was not aware of any obstruction on the line where a train crashed, killing three people.
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The family of an Aberdeen man, killed when a train derailed near Stonehaven last summer, say their grief is still 'very raw' - as they speak publicly about their loss for the first time.
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Three people died when a ScotRail train hit stones washed onto the track in Aberdeenshire on August 12 last year.
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Contractors at the scene of the Stonehaven rail disaster ran after hearing a 'loud rumbling noise,' a new report has said.
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The ScotRail train which derailed near Stonehaven leaving three people dead and six other injured came off the tracks after striking stones and debris, an official report has ruled.
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A relative of one of the Stonehaven derailment victims has commissioned her own report into the tragedy.
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A report has been published into the fatal accident that occurred near Carmont on the national rail network in Scotland on 12 August 2020.
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A report following the Stonehaven train crash recommends greater use of aerial safety checks.
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An interim report into the Stonehaven rail crash has been received by the procurator fiscal, six months on from the tragedy.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020

The sister of a man who died in the Stonehaven rail crash has accused rail authorities of 'structural failures' after a third safety incident came to light.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [East Croft of Carmont]: A close up of the damaged parapet on the Carron Water Bridge, which collapsed the previous day on 16th January 2021 (See news item). Network Rail engineers can be seen firing up the chainsaw so I migh ...
Duncan Ross 17/01/2021

Investigation into trains exceeding an emergency speed restriction between Laurencekirk and Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, 4 December 2020.
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An investigation has been launched into trains speeding through the site of the Stonehaven rail crash despite emergency restrictions being in place over landslip fears.
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It is understood survivors of the accident near Stonehaven in which three people died are involved in legal action.
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In the aftermath of the Stonehaven crash, our readers asked exactly what happened, how it happened, and why. We spoke to a panel of some of the UK's leading rail experts, and leaders of rail unions, to find out more about the derailment.
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It has been a challenging year for Network Rail.
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A fund for the families of three men killed in the Stonehaven train derailment raises more than £142,000.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee closed after the crash in August which left three people dead.
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An expert has called for rail bosses to 'react quickly' to restore consumer confidence as the line between Aberdeen and Dundee finally reopens following the fatal derailment at Stonehaven this summer.
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The line between Aberdeen and Dundee will reopen on Tuesday, November 3, after the completion of work to repair the railway following Augusts tragic derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The huge Ainscough crane being used at the Carmont crash site to lift the rear power car out on 10th September 2020.
Duncan Ross 10/09/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The site of the derailment has been restored with new track,and drainage and repairs to the bridge.
Network Rail 30/10/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the embankment, railway and viaduct at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020

ScotRail is to restart through trains between Aberdeen and Dundee after the completion of major track repairs following a fatal derailment in August.
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Four emergency workers needed medical attention after the Network Rail manager allegedly forgot to activate the handbrake in the powerful SUV.
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The latest stage in extensive recovery and reinstatement works has begun following the Stonehaven derailment on August 12.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the embankment, railway and viaduct at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Repairs to the railway and improvements to the water course at West Carmont.
Network Rail /10/2020

The Stonehaven rail crash and stormy weather led to NHS Grampian cancelling dozens of operations in the summer, it has emerged.
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The work of rescuers at last month's fatal north-east train crash has been praised as police handed control of the site back to Network Rail.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Track and bridge repairs seen at the derailment site near West Carmont. The heavy lift crane and quite a few of the portacabins are now off site.
Duncan Ross 22/09/2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps makes the comparison about the Stonehaven crash in the House of Commons.
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The first carriage to be removed from the site of the fatal derailment near Stonehaven has been mounted to the back of a lorry and transported south.
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The operation to remove all four of the carriages and two power cars is expected to take several days, depending on weather conditions.
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Government publishes Network Rails interim report on 12 Augusts tragic derailment of a passenger train at Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.
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A Glasgow-bound train which was derailed near Stonehaven is being recovered from the site of the crash.

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Lifting begins to remove carriages from the track near Stonehaven.
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A report into the fatal derailment near Stonehaven says the industry must improve its response to extreme weather.
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It is not worth the money to strengthen all 'substandard infrastructure' on the rail network, train chiefs have acknowledged.

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Emergency instructions have been issued over train controls after the fatal crash near Stonehaven, a report revealed today.
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Network Rail's work to reopen the railway at Stonehaven will begin this week as it works to carefully recover the carriages involved in the tragic accident.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: Aerial view of the preparatory works at the bridge over the Carron Water between Carmont and Stonehaven.
Network Rail /09/2020

The track where three men died in a train derailment in Aberdeenshire is expected to remain closed until at least October as investigators work to overcome difficulties accessing the crash site.
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A Network Rail report, ordered by the UK's Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, has been submitted.
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ScotRail has introduced a shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven to keep customers in the north east moving.

The new shuttle service, which was introduced today (Monday, 31 August), calls at Aberdeen, Portlethen, and Stonehaven, with some services extended to start or terminate at Inverurie or Dyce. A replacement bus service remains in place between Dundee and Stonehaven.
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Work is under way to build a temporary road across the Aberdeenshire farmland to allow recovery of the train involved in this month's fatal derailment.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: The view north from Carmont Hill. Temporary stairway access is to the left, approached by a boardwalk. A little to its right is the landslip which derailed the train. The train is obscured by trees to ...
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020


Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: This is the view north from Carmont Hill to the site of the Carmont derailment. The bridge over the Carron Water is unseen, in the centre of the view, with the rear of the derailed train to the right. ...
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020

Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has confirmed that investigations at the scene of the Stonehaven train derailment will come to an end this wek.
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Carron Water Bridge [West Carmont]: This is the view north from Carmont Hill to the site of the Carmont derailment. The bridge over the Carron Water is unseen, in the centre of the view, with the rear of the derailed train to the right. ...
Duncan Ross 30/08/2020

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