RAIB investigates train damaged by tree in Scotland

The ScotRail Class 158 train that was damaged by a tree waits at Stirling station.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is investigating an incident in which a passenger train travelling from Perth to Dundee struck a fallen tree while travelling at about 63mph (101km/h) near Glencarse.

In the accident, which happened at around 16:47 on 21 May 2021, the tree penetrated the windscreen causing injuries to the driver and damage to the cab.

RAIB has undertaken a preliminary examination into the circumstances surrounding this incident and, having assessed the evidence which has been gathered to date, has decided to publish a safety digest on its website in the next few weeks.

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