Posted 23rd February 2015 | 1 Comment

First Great Western train damaged by bridge debris

A FIRST Great Western driver was treated for shock after his train struck debris on a line in Wiltshire on 22 February.

Rubble on the track had been dislodged from Froxfield bridge after one of its walls had been struck by a lorry.

The 16.34 High Speed train from London Paddington to Penzance was slightly damaged by the collision, but no passenger was hurt. However, the train could not continue its journey until 23.30 that night.

FGW deputy managing director Andy Mellors said: "The train ran into the debris and caused some damage to the underneath of the train including the braking system and that meant the train had to have some attention on site before we could get it to move forward."

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  • Neil Palmer, Waterloo

    Now who pays the compensation for this (injuries, damage to train, delay minutes and passenger compensation) - Network Rail (taxpayers) ?
    It should be the lorry driver, or the driver's insurance company.