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RAIB report released into the derailment of a freight wagon near York 18 January 2006

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Department for Transport

RAIB report released into the derailment of a freight wagon near York 18 January 2006

14 Nov 2006 00:00
source Department for Transport
type Press release

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) released its report today into the wagon derailment of a freight train passing through York Station on 18th January 2006.

The full report is available here:

A summary of the key points from the report is included below.

On Wednesday 18th January the wagon of a freight train passing through York station ran derailed for approximately 250 metres. There were no injuries sustained as a result of this derailment, however it resulted in damage to the wagon and rail infrastructure.

The immediate cause of the incident was the collapse of the suspension at one wheel. The suspension collapse occurred because the maintenance regime did not detect the deterioration of a suspension component. There were also two other contributing factors.

The RAIB has made 4 recommendations as a result of its investigation. All of these are associated with the maintenance of wagons and suspension components.

Notes to Editors

1. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch started operation on 17th October 2005. The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. The RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions.

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