Freight News, Rail

Derailment disrupts Midlands rail

[ September 15, 2018   //   ]

Rail freight services through the Midlands were being disrupted after a GBRf container train derailed at Whiteacre Junction near Birmingham Hams Hall terminal at 14.35 on 12 September. A spokesman for the operator said that there were no injuries and GBRf staff were quickly on the scene to co-ordinate with Network Rail, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, the supplier terminal authorities and our customers. Accident investigators are not holding any GB Railfreight vehicles.

Some repairs to the track have now been undertaken and recovery is underway and the derailed wagons lifted. GBRf expects the terminal will be operating again over the weekend with normal services resumed by early next week.