Robert Hampton

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1st July 2009

Runaway Success
Posted by at 10.45pm | Trains | No responses

Poor Merseyrail. First St Michaels station becomes the Venice of the North, and now this:

Merseyrail - Oops!

It’s quite serious because the lead carriage ended up partially blocking the running lines, where a train could have smacked into it. The RAIB are reportedly investigating the accident. On the other hand, listening to Merseyrail’s Rudi Boersma explaining the suspected cause — that it is the equivalent of leaving a car’s handbrake off — takes the edge off it somewhat.

I’m just pleased it’s someone else’s line that’s messed up for a change! 🙂