mendacity Scotsman was concerned in a “sluggish pace” crash with one other heritage prepare hours earlier than guests had been as a result of board it.
The crash occurred at Aviemore Railway Station, within the Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands, at 7.10pm on Friday.
The station is dwelling to Strathspey Railway, a heritage line which takes guests on steam trains in northern Scotland.
Two folks had been taken to hospital as a precaution however their accidents weren’t believed to be severe, police stated.
We are able to affirm that steam locomotive Flying Scotsman has been concerned in a shunting incident at Aviemore Station
A spokesman for the Nationwide Railway Museum stated: “We are able to affirm that steam locomotive Flying Scotsman has been concerned in a shunting incident at Aviemore Station.
“We are going to present additional info as soon as extra particulars are recognized.”
Ariane Burgess, Scottish Greens MSP for Highlands and Islands (Area), stated: “We’re nonetheless ready on additional details about what precisely has occurred to trigger this, however I perceive folks had been injured and my ideas are with them.
“We’re indebted to the emergency providers and rail and prepare crews who’ve been working to assist and deal with the casualties and others on the scene, and hospital groups coping with them. They’ve our heartfelt thanks.
“I’m looking for additional info on what has occurred and will likely be following particulars carefully.”
Scottish Greens transport spokesperson Mark Ruskell MSP stated: “It’s too early to know what has brought on this incident, however clearly a full investigation must happen.
“From stories it seems this has been on the heritage monitor, the Strathspey Railway line, involving the Flying Scotsman and that close by providers on the principle line have been quickly impacted to permit emergency efforts to proceed.
“We’re pondering of all these concerned at this difficult time and thank all those that have taken half within the emergency response.”
Round 7pm on Friday September 29, we acquired a report of two trains colliding at low pace at Aviemore Railway Station
A spokesman for SFRS stated: “We had been alerted at 7.10pm on Friday to stories of a collision involving two trains at Aviemore Railway Station.
“We despatched eight home equipment to the scene, the place firefighters labored to assist companions.
“Three home equipment stay on the scene.
“Two casualties have been transported to Raigmore Hospital.
“Three casualties had been handled on the scene however didn’t require to be taken to hospital.”
A Police Scotland spokesperson stated: “Round 7pm on Friday September 29, we acquired a report of two trains colliding at low pace at Aviemore Railway Station.
“As a precaution, two folks – a person and a girl – had been taken to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness by the Scottish Ambulance Service for therapy. Their accidents are usually not believed to be severe.
“Numerous different passengers had been assessed by the ambulance service on the scene and didn’t require hospital therapy.
“Inquiries are ongoing to determine the total circumstances.”
The principle line is shut whereas emergency providers reply. We’re saying to passengers to examine earlier than travelling
Flying Scotsman was scheduled to be working journeys this weekend, with the road anticipated to be particularly busy.
A spokesman for Network Rail stated: “It’s on a heritage railway line, it’s not our infrastructure.
“The principle line is shut whereas emergency providers reply.
“We’re saying to passengers to examine earlier than travelling.”
An announcement from the Belmond and Strathspey Railway stated: “We are able to affirm that on Friday September 29 at 1815, a shunting incident occurred when the Flying Scotsman locomotive was being coupled with Belmond’s Royal Scotsman prepare carriages, which had been stationary on heritage railway line, Strathspey Railway.
“Flying Scotsman was visiting the railway as a part of a deliberate tour.
“Emergency services attended the positioning to supply help. Two folks attended hospital and had been later launched, with others being handled on the scene.
We handed by the station and noticed the Flying Scotsman and a fireplace engine on the platform
“Applicable authorities had been notified instantly, and we’re co-operating with their investigations.”
A vacationer booked to journey on the world-famous steam prepare on Sunday noticed the aftermath of the crash.
Lewis Smith travelled up from Glasgow and was shocked to see emergency providers exterior the station.
He stated: “We arrived right here fairly late and so we took a stroll into Aviemore to get one thing to eat.
“We handed by the station and noticed the Flying Scotsman and a fireplace engine on the platform.
“We determined to come back again to see what was occurring after getting meals. At round 8.30pm we got here again to the station and acquired some images of the engine.
“There didn’t appear to be something mistaken other than all alerts on the mainline being set to pink however I didn’t actually take a lot discover.
“After we acquired again we acquired a cellphone name from a good friend asking if we had seen the accident. We didn’t know something was mistaken till we checked the information.”