Derailment at Watford Junction Yard

Report name:
060328_R022006_Watford Junction Yard
Incident date:
28 October 2005
Heavy Rail
A train formed of an empty 4-car electric multiple unit was derailed in the yard at Watford Junction station at approximately 05.30 hrs on 28 October 2005. There were no injuries to staff and the derailment was limited to the second bogie of the second vehicle. Some damage occurred to the track which was repaired, enabling the branch to be reopened by 16.00hrs that day. Four recommendations are made to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence of this incident.