Salisbury train crash: Line to remain shut ‘for some time’

British Transport Police gave a statement on the train crash in a Salisbury tunnel tonight. 

After the collision of two passenger trains in Fisherton Tunnel, Salisbury, the British Transport Police have given a statement with the facts. 

The British Transport Police said: “We were called to Fisherton Tunnel in Salisbury at 6.46pm tonight following reports of a train derailment which involved two passenger trains colliding.

“Officers are continuing to respond to the incident alongside our emergency service colleagues and the line is expected to be shut for some time.

“Thankfully there have been no fatalities however a number of people have been injured and a casualty centre has been opened at a nearby church.

“Most of these people are walking wounded however a small number, including the driver, have been taken to hospital where their injuries are being assessed. 

“A major incident has been declared and this has been a large scale, multi-agency response working closely alongside our colleagues in Wiltshire.

“We will remain on scene throughout the night working to establish the full circumstances of how this incident came to happen.”

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