A train broke the speed limit on a stretch of line where rain had eroded an embankment, despite safety rules being tightened in response to the Stonehaven derailment.
Stonehaven rail crash
Soil, dirt, earth, turf; whatever you call it, the ground beneath our feet isn’t particularly interesting to the average person. Until it is piled up in front of a train travelling at speed, that is.
UK Government Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has vowed to meet loved ones of those killed in the Stonehaven derailment– and ensure no other family has to suffer the way they have.
Two months after the Stonehaven rail crash, Dawn Bennett took on a special challenge in memory of the train's driver, Brett McCullough.
August 12, 2020, will be a day forever etched into the memory of north-east residents.
In the aftermath of the Stonehaven derailment, our readers asked exactly what happened, how it happened, and why. We spoke to a panel of some of the UK's leading rail experts, and leaders of rail unions, to find out.
‘Dad truly was one of a kind’: Family of smiling conductor Donald Dinnie killed in Stonehaven rail crash say he will never be forgotten
The family of smiling conductor Donald Dinnie have spoken publicly for the first time about the “laid back dad” who died doing the job he loved.
It had been a full 13 years since any passengers or crew died in a train crash in Britain, and the shock of the derailment near Stonehaven resonated heavily throughout the local community and railway industry alike.
A landslip may have been the catalyst for the Stonehaven rail crash, but it would be a mistake to assume this is an open-and-shut case.
A crime-fighting boss disappears without a trace – kidnapped by gangsters on the other side of the world.
‘Our lives will never be the same again’: Family of Stonehaven train driver Brett speak for first time about devastating loss
Loved ones have paid tribute to the train driver killed in the Stonehaven rail crash – and have vowed to fight on for answers.
Survivors of the Stonehaven rail crash are pursuing legal action as questions continue to be raised over why the incident happened.
The 06:54 from Stonehaven: Analysis, investigation and how a community pulled together in the face of tragedy
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, is a date that will forever stay in the hearts and minds of north-east residents.
The events of August 12, 2020 will stay in our hearts and minds forever – but what actually happened that day? Here, we look at the sequence of events on the morning of the Stonehaven rail crash, considering which trains ran, which trains didn’t and how weather played a part in the day’s events.
Stonehaven rail crash: A ‘true testament to the solidarity of railway workers’ as appeal fund for families raises more than £142,000
A fund set up to support the families of the men who died in the Stonehaven rail crash has raised more than £142,000.
The last of the carriages has been removed from the scene of last month’s tragic derailment near Stonehaven.
The operation to remove all four of the carriages and two power cars is expected to take several days, depending on weather conditions.
A specialist operation to clear the scene of the tragic Stonehaven train derailment has begun.
The train derailment that killed three people last week occurred after almost three-quarters of Aberdeenshire’s monthly rain fell in just four hours, investigators have revealed.
All six patients have now been discharged from hospital following last week's fatal train derailment.
One person remains in hospital following last week's fatal rail crash in the north-east.
Nearly £20,000 has been raised to support the families of those who died in the Stonehaven train derailment.
A 2016 report involving Network Rail warned that adverse weather had the potential to cause “infrastructure damage, serious injury and even loss of life” and called for greater efforts to identify sections of track at higher risk of landslips.