Commuter chaos as Newcastle train derailed

Commuter chaos as Newcastle train derailed

Commuter chaos as Newcastle train derailed. Commuters were faced with cancellations and delays after the train derailed on Tuesday morning, March 22.

Travellers were hit with significant delays as services were disrupted. The TransPennine Express derailment happened at the train depot in Heaton.

A TransPennine Express spokesperson revealed that there were no people injured in the derailment. The spokesperson explained: “There will be major disruption to our services between Newcastle and Liverpool/ Edinburgh this morning, following a derailment during a routine depot move by one of our trains at Newcastle depot.

“Thankfully, no-one was injured, and we are now working with our partners to gets services up and running again as soon as we can.

“The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.”

The spokesperson went on to add “Customers planning on travelling on affected routes are asked to avoid travel this morning and instead, travel this afternoon.”

A Rail Accident Investigation Branch spokesperson commented: “The RAIB has been notified of a derailment which occurred this morning at Heaton depot.

“RAIB has requested the railway to secure evidence relating to the derailment, this will be reviewed by the Branch and the appropriate course of action decided in the coming days.”

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