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Aberdeenshire train crash: Everything we know so far

A major incident has been declared after a train derailed near Stonehaven.
Picture by Kath Flannery
A major incident has been declared after a train derailed near Stonehaven. Picture by Kath Flannery

Here is a list of everything we have reported so far about this morning’s rail crash near Stonehaven.

  • Three people have been confirmed dead by the British Transport Police, it is thought the driver is one of the deceased.
  • The train was travelling between Aberdeen and Stonehaven when it crashed around 9.40am
  • Scotrail tweeted the incident happened at Carmont
  • It was the 6.38am service, made up of locomotives and four carriages
  • A major incident has been declared at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary with staff “pre-alerted” for incoming patients
  • It is understood the locomotive and three carriages derailed and slid down an embankment
  • Around 30 emergency service vehicles, including two air ambulances, are on the scene
  • There had been heavy rain and flooding in the area overnight
  • The fire service sent 12 appliances and specialist resources to the scene. Crews remain in attendance as of 3.15pm
  • A centre has been opened to support people directly affected by this morning’s train crash

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