Two injured in Flying Scotsman crash at station

Eight fireplace home equipment had been despatched to the scene – Peter Jolly. Northpix

Two trains have collided at Aviemore within the Scottish Highlands.

It’s believed the well-known Flying Scotsman, which is marking 100 years since getting into service, shunted into the carriages of the posh Belmond Royal Scotsman.

The incident occurred at 7pm this night, leading to a number of casualties.

Police have confirmed that two individuals have been taken to hospital for remedy.

A police spokesman mentioned: “Round 7pm on Friday, 29 September, 2023, we obtained a report of two trains colliding at low pace at Aviemore Railway Station.

“As a precaution, two individuals – a person and a girl – had been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by the Scottish Ambulance Service for remedy. Their accidents aren’t believed to be severe.

“Quite a lot of different passengers had been assessed by the ambulance service on the scene and didn’t require hospital remedy.

“Enquiries are ongoing to ascertain the total circumstances.”

Emergency services attended the scene

Emergency companies attended the scene – Peter Jolly. Northpix

One native mentioned: “The Flying Scotsman apparently reversed into the carriages of the Royal Scotsman. It was all low pace and so they each had buffers. However it’s arduous to inform the dimensions of the harm.”

The historic Flying Scotsman locomotive was in Aviemore this week working companies alongside the Strathspey Heritage Railway to Boat of Garten and Broomhill.

A complete of eight fireplace home equipment had been dispatched to the scene.

A spokesman for SFRS mentioned: “We had been alerted at 7.10pm on Friday to experiences of a collision involving two trains at Aviemore Railway Station.

“We despatched eight home equipment to the scene, the place firefighters labored to assist companions.”

The Flying Scotsman is collaborating at volunteer-run Strathspey Railway and was as a consequence of be operating excursions on Saturday and Sunday. Representatives of each the Flying Scotsman and the railway have been requested to remark.

Inbuilt Doncaster, South Yorkshire, in 1923, Flying Scotsman quickly turned the star locomotive of the British railway system, pulling the primary prepare to interrupt the 100mph barrier in 1934.

It has been painted within the conventional early Sixties British Rail inexperienced for its first official outing bearing its identify plates after the restoration venture.

As a result of incident, ScotRail introduced that it could be unable to function companies via Aviemore because of the massive variety of emergency service autos close to the railway.

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