"Dangerous" gap in rail track

Rail union RMT say there could be "another Hatfield" after releasing a picture of a six inch gap in a track near Selby.

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More East Coast rail breaks being investigated

The RAIB are also investigating other rail breaks that have occurred on the East Coast Main Line. These include:

  • a vertical rail break discovered on a section of continuously welded rail, after a member of public had reported unusual levels of noise as trains passed over a stretch of line near Corby Glen, Lincolnshire (September 14 2012)
  • a 100mm gap due to a broken rail on the Up Main line at Copmanthorpe, near York, that was reported by the driver of a train on the adjacent line (November 28 2012)

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