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GWR statement following incident at Plymouth Station

The 1339 Penzance to Exeter service collided with the stationary 1542 Plymouth to Paddington train at Plymouth station. Credit: ITV News West Country

Eighteen people have been injured after two trains collided at Plymouth station.

A major incident has been set up following the crash, which happened at platform six and has left two train carriages seriously damaged.

The 1339 Penzance to Exeter service collided with the stationary 1542 Plymouth to Paddington high speed train.

We can confirm we are investigating a low-speed collision between two trains at Plymouth Station at around 1530 this afternoon.

Train services were suspended suspended into and out of the station, but resumed shortly before 1700.

– Great Western Railway spokesman

Fifteen injured after train crash at Plymouth station

Two trains collided at Plymouth station this afternoon. Credit: ITV News West Country

Eighteen people have been injured after two trains collided at Plymouth station

A major incident has been set up following the crash, which happened at platform six and has left two train carriages seriously damaged.

Paramedics, fire crews and police are on the scene, and the drama has caused significant disruption to rail services in the south west.

Dominic Parnell, 33, from Cornwall, was on board the moving train when it collided with one in front.

"We were travelling fairly slowly as we were arriving at the platform when we came to a sudden stop with a huge bang," he said.

"Of course, most people were stood up waiting to alight and were thrown forward."

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Remembrance garden on Plymouth Hoe

Remembrance garden on Plymouth Hoe Credit: St Luke’s Hospice

St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth is placing hundreds of handcrafted forget-me-not flowers in a remembrance garden on Plymouth Hoe this April.

The garden, which will also contain memory boards with the names of persons nominated by loved ones to be remembered as part of the charity’s Forget-Me-Not campaign, offers the local community the chance to cherish memories in a very unique way.

We’re running this display for the second time this year and it will be just as stunning. Each flower is individually handcrafted while hot and therefore distinctly different.

– Emma Winter, Senior Events Fundraiser at St Luke’s
Handcrafted forget-me-not flowers in a remembrance garden on Plymouth Hoe Credit: St Luke’s Hospice

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