22 October 2019

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, and Kevin Lindsay, ASLEF's organiser in Scotland, today paid tribute to those who died – and those who were injured – in the Invergowrie train crash 40 years ago. Five people - including driver Robert Duncan and second man William Hume – were killed and 51 were injured when two trains collided at Invergowrie Bay on Tayside on 22 October 1979.

Mick said: ‘Today we remember those who lost their lives, and those who were injured, in the accident at Invergowrie. All those of us who work in the rail industry must never forget the lessons we have learned in what is, and will always be, a safety-critical industry.'

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