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Railway tunnel ice strike

Report ID: 552 Published: 1 July 2016 Region: CROSS-UK

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Overview

A train struck a block of ice, thought at first to have fallen from a tunnel.

Key Learning Outcomes

For asset owners and managers:

  • Regular inspections and maintenance can help keep a structure safe and identify any obvious safety issues, particularly after bad weather events

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A train struck a block of ice, thought at first to have fallen from a tunnel. Further investigation revealed this was not ice falling from the tunnel, more likely to have been caused by snow drifts blowing into the tunnel via ventilation shafts and freezing.

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