Investigation Underway Following Manchester Train Derailment

Expert Reveals Hopes For Rail Safety Improvements


The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed following an incident in which a train derailed and caught fire outside of Manchester city centre today (January 23rd).

British Transport Police have revealed no passengers were onboard and no injuries were reported following the accident in Salford involving a chartered service run by West Coast Railways.

Four fire crews were in attendance at the scene, while police have stated that the driver was “safe and well”.

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David Urpeth, a Partner at Irwin Mitchell, said: “While it is welcome that initial reports have indicated no one has been injured in this incident, it is clearly still vital that all aspects of this incident are quickly and thoroughly investigated.

"Passenger safety must always be the priority and many will be concerned as details of this crash continue to emerge.

“We hope that everything possible is done to ensure that all aspects of this incident are examined, with a view to ensuring lessons can be learned that will improve rail safety."