Two trains crashed as they entered a tunnel in Salisbury , England


The Great Western and South Western Railway on Sunday evening as they entered a tunnel. Both trains were traveling in the same direction. In fact, it was said that a carriage was initially thought to have derailed after hitting an object, and the second train then crashed into it when signalling was damaged. The first train into the tunnel was the south coast train from Portsmouth. The second was from London Waterloo to Honiton in Devon. “It was a noise we’ve never heard before… „ a passenger said. There were 92 passengers on board the two trains. About 30 people attended a casualty centre set up in a nearby church. A total of 14 people including a child were taken to hospital and treated for minor injures. The driver of a train was also injured. According authorities, he was in hospital in a stable condition but sources spoke about „life changing injuries”.


The two trains remained in place for investigation as „a major incident”, after the rescue operation. There was no evidence the driver of the derailed train pressed an emergency alarm, which would set the surrounding signals to red. Rail services have been disrupted on Monday as a result of the crash, with cancellations to several journeys (SWR trains between Exeter and Basingstoke, and GWR trains between Westbury and Portsmouth). The city’s MP John Glen said he was thankful everyone was safe but there were “many questions to be answered” over what happened.