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30 March 2021

The resilience of rail infrastructure: reports from the Network Rail earthworks and weather advisory task forces

The resilience of rail infrastructure: reports from the Network Rail earthworks and weather advisory task forces

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25 August 2020

Initial information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont, Scotland

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released factual information about the fatal landslide-induced train derailment at Carmont

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13 August 2020

Stonehaven: landslides on the UK railway network

Yesterday a rail accident near to Stonehaven in Scotland killed three people. There is speculation that it was caused by a landslide. This shines a light on the challenges of managing ageing earthworks on the UK rail system.

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6 March 2020

The landslide-induced TGV (high speed train) accident in France yesterday

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.

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14 February 2020

Elkhorn City, Kentucky: a fiery train derailment by a landslide

On 13 February 2020 at about 7 am a train carrying ethanol was derailed by a landslide close to Elkhorn City in Pike County in Kentucky, USA

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2 September 2019

The landslide-induced train derailment at Lock Eilt in Scotland in January 2018

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.

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10 July 2018

Tekirdag Province, Turkey: a geotechnical failure caused a derailment, killing 24 people

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.

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16 June 2017

NTSB report: train collision with a landslide in Northfield, Vermont

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

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1 January 2017

Tumpat-Kuala Lipis: A landslide induced train derailment in Malaysia

Yesterday heavy rainfall triggered nine landslides on the Tumpat-Kuala Lipis railway line in Malaysia, one of which derailed a train

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27 February 2015

George Monbiot and the Harbury landslide

The writer George Monbiot has linked the Harbury landslide with the removal of vegetation from the embankment that failed. This does not seem to be correct based on the images on Google Earth and from the scene

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