Uk news Lorry recovered from train tracks after crashing into east coast mainline PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Rail authorities remain at the scene near Wallyford this morning.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A lorry which crashed down an embankment, landing on train tracks has been recovered. The truck smashed through a wall and onto the East Coast mainline between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed on Thursday afternoon. Teams worked overnight to recover the vehicle and carry out repairs to the wall and track. The HGV on the tracks after it fell down an embankment. Video footage shows the truck being hoisted from the line. Network Rail said that ongoing repair work was being done to the signalling system, after the truck destroyed one of the signal boxes. Read More Related Articles Lorry driver 'kicked through windshield' to escape after crashing on to train tracks Read More Related Articles Lorry crashes through wall onto Scots train tracks as emergency services rush to scene LNER and ScotRail have made changes to their timetables as a result of the distribution. LNER have told the Record that they are looking into providing replacement buses but there is no confirmation of that yet. Ticket acceptance is provided on ScotRail and the West Coast line. The lorry crashed through a wall and fell down the embankment onto the train tracks on Thursday at around 1.30pm. There was a huge emergency response from police, fire crews and the ambulance service. A Network Rail spokesperson said: “The East Coast Main Line between Edinburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed will re-open after midday today, following the removal of a heavy goods vehicle from the track near to Wallyford roundabout in Musselburgh. A crane came into removed the lorry off the tracks. “Specialist engineers have completed repairs to the overhead line equipment, boundary wall and retaining walls while replacing two rails following yesterday’s incident.
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.” Police are asking witnesses to come forward as they make enquiries into the crash.
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The 41-year-old male lorry driver was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for the treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Extensive enquiries are ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact police. ScotRail have said that trains between Edinburgh and North Berwick are expected to start running after 12pm. While LNER have told customers "not to travel today" between Edinburgh and Newcastle as non of their services are running. Phil Campbell, ScotRail Head of Customer Operations, said: “We’re sorry to our customers who have had their journey disrupted as a result of this incident, and we share their frustration. Anyone delayed by 30 minutes or more can claim compensation through our Delay Repay Guarantee on the ScotRail website or mobile app.”
Network Rail are trying to repair and clear damage on the train tracks following the crash.
Sergeant Ross Drummond, of Lothian and Scottish Borders Road Policing Unit, said: "Our investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident are ongoing. "If you were in the area at the time, please think back and get in touch with us if you have any information which may be able to assist our investigation. "We are also keen to speak to motorists who may have dash-cam footage of the incident.
"I'd ask anyone with any information to contact Police Scotland via 101 quoting reference number 1714 of Thursday, 23 June, 2022." Don't miss the latest news from around Scotland and beyond - Sign up to our daily newsletter here. READ NEXT: RMT boss Mick Lynch dismantles former Tory minister during TV rail strikes debate Biker airlifted to hospital with 'serious' injuries after horror crash with car on Ayrshire road Two motorists rushed to hospital after A939 crash as road locked down by cops
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