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Author Topic: CrossCountry HST divided at Lawrence Hill. 31st October 2016  (Read 9034 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2016, 10:08:30 pm »

The Bristol Post are just as bad:

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Train 'split in two' after leaving Bristol Temple Meads station


A Cross Country train at Bristol Temple Meads

A train with more than 200 passengers on board 'split in two' just outside Bristol Temple Meads after an engineering fault.

The 1.30pm northbound CrossCountry train was leaving the station when the front power car became separated from the rest of the train yesterday afternoon.

Automatic emergency brakes were applied immediately and the train came to a stop in Stapleton Road.

It left a 14ft gap between the leading power car and the rest of the train, which was carrying 209 passengers.

The company said there were no injuries, but the detached train caused a long delay, of nearly three hours.

All other trains northbound from Bristol Temple Meads had to be cancelled while the problem was sorted.

A spokesman for CrossCountry said: "The incident happened at low speed and the onboard safety systems stopped the train immediately.

"All 209 customers onboard were safely taken off the train and able to continue their journeys after it was moved back into the station.

"An investigation is currently ongoing into the cause of the incident, although at this stage there is nothing to suggest a similar problem is likely to occur on any other train of this type."


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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2016, 10:12:07 pm »

The solo power car has now just made it's way to St Philips Marsh.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O40723/2016/11/01/advanced

And quite quickly if the max speed for timing purposes is to be believed!
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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2016, 10:15:36 pm »

Those power cars can do wonders, without having a load of carriages slowing them down!  Grin
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« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2016, 10:23:59 pm »

What I found interesting was that both the BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) and the Bristol Post seem to be under the impression that the separation occurred 'as the train was leaving Bristol Temple Meads'.

In which case, the respective parts of the train not stopping until Stapleton Road (the Bristol Post's version), despite the immediate application of emergency braking, would be of some concern.

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« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2016, 08:15:15 am »

The solo power car has now just made it's way to St Philips Marsh.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/O40723/2016/11/01/advanced

Blimey - were they pushing it? 44 minutes seems a long time at 168 mph.

Well reported BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page).

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