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Author Topic: South Western train derails near Wimbledon.  (Read 636 times)
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« 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
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"When customers say that they want a seat, they dont mean they want to sit with their knees behind their ears so that 4 more can sit down. They mean that they want an extra coach so that 74 more can sit down"
"Capacity on intercity routes should be about number of vehicles, not compressing people"
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 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
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