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22 November 2021
Over the last few days new sets of images have been posted online of the enormous impact of the landslides that affected parts of British Columbia a week ago, caused by an exceptional rainfall event.
2 June 2021
On 1 October 1918 a train was derailed by a landslide at Getå in Sweden. The accident, and the subsequent fire, killed at least 42 people.
9 February 2021
Southannan: a major railway landslide in Scotland over the weekend has blocked the line between Ardrossan and Largs
6 March 2020
Yesterday, a TGV (high speed train) travelling at 270 kmh struck a landslide between Strasburg and Vendenheim in the Bas-Rhin area of France, causing a serious derailment that injured 22 people.
2 September 2019
On 22nd January 2018 a train was derailed by a landslide at Loch Eilt in north-west Scotland. The RAIB report explains why the landslide was not retained by a catch fence installed at the location.
10 July 2018
On Sunday a comparatively small geotechnical failure triggered a train derailment in Turkey, killing 24. The accident serves to illustrate the need for vigilance on earthworks on the railway network.
16 June 2017
In the USA, the NTSB has released a report into a major derailment at Northfield in Vermont, caused by a collision with a small rockslide
1 January 2017
Yesterday heavy rainfall triggered nine landslides on the Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line in Malaysia, one of which derailed a train
21 December 2016
The massive toe weight structure protecting the railway line on the Folkestone Warren rotational landslide in Kent in southern England
9 January 2016
Farnley Haugh landslide in Northumberland, northern England has caused an indefinite closure of the railway line between Carlisle and Newcastle.