Collision between train and part of lorry at Penistone

At around 08:48 hrs on 27 August 2021, a passenger train travelling from Huddersfield to Sheffield struck the stabiliser leg of a lorry parked next to the track. The lorry’s stabiliser legs were deployed as its crane was being used to lift portable welfare facilities onto its flatbed. There were no injuries, but the lorry and the train were both damaged.

We have undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident. Having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, we have decided to publish a safety digest.

The safety digest will be made available on our website in the next few weeks.

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