TSSA has expressed its concern for those involved in the train derailment in Aberdeenshire. General Secretary Manuel Cortes said, "Our thoughts are with those caught up in this derailment, their loved ones and the emergency services and our members who are now involved in a rescue operation.
“It's far too early to speculate on what may have been contributing factors to this morning's tragic incident, but it is clear that every effort must be made to ensure the safety and integrity of our railway infrastructure and operations.”
The accident took place in the Carmont area, south of Stonehaven and was ScotRail’s 06:38 Aberdeen – Glasgow Queen Street train. The derailment was reported at around 09:45am
Notes to Editors
The derailment took place Carmont Area south of Aberdeen involving a Scotrail HST train set class 43 and was reported at around 09:45am
The train was the 06:38 Aberdeen – Glasgow Queen Street
There is no indication as yet what may have caused the accident.
TSSA represents engineering and maintenance staff working for Network Rail and ScotRail