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Train Driver DEAD after “Tragic Accident”

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News just in this evening, that a train driver has died in a “tragic accident” at a rail depot situated in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Police and ambulance crews rushed to the Birmingham-Based Tyseley maintenance depot near Warwick Road, at around 8.40pm on Saturday night (14th December 2019).

The driver, a man thought to be aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed, police officials stated. Following the death, The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has reportedly launched an immediate investigation into the cause of the driver’s death.

The depot in Tyseley | (c) Evening Standard [ES]

A spokesperson for the British Transport Police told members of the press that:

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances behind the man’s death, but at this stage there is no evidence to suggest this was anything but a tragic accident.

West Midlands Trains, which are understood to own the depot, said no members of the public were involved, with a spokesperson adding: “A serious incident happened at Tyseley maintenance Depot around 8.30pm last night which unfortunately resulted in a fatality.

“The emergency services were in attendance and a full investigation is underway.”

No rail services were disrupted by the accident.

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Luke
Entrepreneur & Journalist Luke Will contributes to Rail Traveller, reporting on stories within the industry from incidents to reviews! When not writing for RT, Luke runs his own Media Conglomerate, Travel Radar Media, and is a Student Pilot.

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