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No inquiry planned for UK tram-train collision

The UK’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch has decided against holding a detailed investigation into the collision that occurred on the first day of the country’s debut public tram-train service

The UK’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch has decided against holding a detailed investigation into the collision that occurred on the first day of the country’s debut public tram-train service. It believes an investigation would be unlikely to result in safety recommendations.

Four people were injured in the incident on 25 October between a tram-train and a lorry at the junction of Woodbourn Road and Staniforth Road in Sheffield. A 60-year-old man is to appear in court on 14 February charged with driving without due care and attention.

Another accident at Woodbourn Road occurred on 30 November, involving a car and tram-train 202. Work to improve safety at the junction was subsequently carried out by the city council.

The undamaged ends of 202 and 204 now form a new 202 while the two damaged portions are repaired.