Track worker hit by 80 mph Gatwick Express train

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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A track maintenance supervisor was seriously injured when he was hit by a Gatwick Express train travelling at 80 mph.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has confirmed it is investigating the accident which occurred last month.

The RAIB said: “RAIB is investigating an accident to a track worker who was supervising a gang carrying out track maintenance work near Redhill in Surrey.

“The accident occurred at about 10:40 hrs on 24 June 2014. The track worker was struck by a passenger train and suffered serious injuries.

“The injured person was with a gang of eleven people engaged in undertaking repairs to the Up Quarry line between Redhill Tunnel and Quarry Tunnel.

“The train, a passenger service from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria, was travelling at about 80 mph.”

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