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Glasgow Bellgrove rail crash

Title
Glasgow Bellgrove rail crash
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference; Speech
TX Date
6 Mar 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:02:08
Description
Lynne Mennie reports on a train crash outside Bellgrove station in Glasgow after trains travelling in opposite directions were routed to the same track. British Rail General Manager John Ellis speaks to press describing the scene and says they take full blame, but can’t speculate on causes; eyewitness accounts from Chris Henry and Joseph Gardner(?); Transport Secretary Paul Channon says an investigation is required after 3 serious crashes in 3 months.
Contributors
Paul Channon; John Ellis; Lynne Mennie; Chris Henry; Joseph Gardner(?)
Keywords
Emergency services; British Rail; Scotland; Trains; Glasgow; Rescue work; Railway accidents; Search and rescue operations; Accidental death; Clapham Junction railway accident (1988)

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