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Plymouth train crash a 'sober reminder'

The incident is a "sober reminder" of train safety

A collision between two trains at Plymouth station today was a "sober reminder" of the importance of rail safety.

Manuel Cortes, leader of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association, made the comments after 18 people were injured in the crash at platform six this afternoon.

"Our first thoughts are of course with those hurt in this accident", he said.

"It is far too early to speculate why today's crash happened and an investigation into its causes will now take place.

"However, it is a sober reminder of how critical safety is for our industry and thanks to the efforts of our hardworking and dedicated staff unfortunate incidents like this sad one are actually so rare".

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