Virgin Trains Service Overran Platform and Smashed into Buffers

Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Virgin TrainsVirgin Trains Service Overran Platform and Smashed into Buffers The 10.10 am train, Virgin Trains service from London Euston failed to stop completely at Chester station and smashed into the buffers.

A 64-year-old man was taken to hospital with back injuries after the the accident. Passengers said the train was travelling at a slow speed as it prepared to stop and it simply “over ran” into the buffers before hitting a glass wall. Nobody else is believed to have been injured in the smash, which happened at around 12.10 pm and is being treated as a ‘railway operating incident’.

“Virgin Trains can confirm that an incident took place earlier today at Chester Station. It took place at approximately 12:10 and the train involved was the 10:10 Virgin Trains’ service from London Euston to Chester. No other train was involved. The train is currently in a bay platform so it will not affect any other services,” spokesperson for the train company said.

A British Transport Police representative said, “All coaches of the five-car train have remained upright and one man has been taken to hospital by North West Ambulance Service with reported injuries to his back.

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