Accident: Eastbourne rail crash

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Name
Accident: Eastbourne rail crash Gender: N/A
born on 25 August 1958 at 07:27 (= 07:27 AM )
Place Eastbourne, England, 50n46, 0e17
Timezone BST h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: AA-GB
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°33' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 14°49 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 15°49'



Biography

British railway accident which occurred at Eastbourne railway station in East Sussex. A sleeper steam train from Glasgow ran past the home signal and ploughed into a London Bridge train awaiting departure on platform 4. The accident killed five people and injured 41 others. Eastbourne station is a terminus station with services to Hastings, Brighton, and London Victoria. At the time of the accident, there was a further service to Tonbridge via the Cuckoo Line. It was then common for services from Hastings to Brighton to enter Eastbourne and reverse to carry on the journey. Trains between Ashford International and Brighton and between London Victoria and Ore still do this today, with some calling at Hampden Park twice.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Official news Report, Pathe News. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastbourne_rail_crash gives 07:29, train having passed signal at 07:27.

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Accidents