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Title: South Western train derails near Wimbledon.
Post by: broadgage on November 06, 2017, 12:53:44 PM
One bogie of the rear coach off the track.
Said to have been at low speed, no serious injuries.
District line also blocked.

SOURCE BBC news.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41883153 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41883153)


Title: Re: South Western train derails near Wimbledon.
Post by: Surrey 455 on November 06, 2017, 09:50:35 PM
As my Waterloo bound train left Wimbledon this morning I wondered why there was a policeman with a rail worker standing on the District line tracks. I then saw multiple emergency service vehicles parked in Waitrose next to the tracks. Whats going on? I wondered. I saw lots more people in Hi Vis standing on the tracks. And then a blue SWT SWR train with its rear carriage at a different angle to the rest of the train obviously derailed. It was blocking the District Line tracks but was clear of the Main and Suburban lines.

From memory a very small number of early morning / late night trains in passenger service divert on to the District Line between Wimbledon and East Putney. That section of the District Line is owned by Network Rail.


Title: Re: South Western train derails near Wimbledon.
Post by: ChrisB on November 06, 2017, 09:53:01 PM
The first train up from Basingstoke lost its last bogie set which went on the up line instead