Updated: comment on the incident in Aberdeenshire

Yesterday (Wednesday 12 August) a train derailed near Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group which represents the rail industry said:

Our thoughts and those of everyone working in the railway are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives and were injured in yesterday’s tragic incident. Passenger safety is absolutely paramount for rail companies which is why tragic incidents like these are thankfully so rare, and why it is vital to learn any lessons from what happened. As investigations continue, we will support all efforts to build further resilience to extreme weather in future.

Contact Information

Daniel Wood

Deputy Head of News

Rail Delivery Group

020 3780 4083

07827 663 859

daniel.wood@raildeliverygroup.com

Notes to editors

On Wednesday, the following comment was published:

Commenting on the incident, Paul Plummer, Chief Executive of the Rail Delivery Group which represents the rail industry said:

We are saddened to learn about the incident in Aberdeenshire today and our thoughts are with those affected. While an investigation will follow, our current focus is to provide every support we can in the immediate response.