This latest report is a key landmark of the process in which authorities try to ensure there is never a repeat of the Stonehaven tragedy.
Stonehaven train crash investigation report
Rail accident investigators don’t just exist to establish why accidents occurred, but also to ensure they don’t happen again.
The new Rail Accident Investigation Branch sheds light on what went wrong before the crash which led to the deaths of Brett McCullough, Donald Dinnie and Christopher Stuchbury.
An animated video showing precisely how investigators understand the Stonehaven derailment took place has been released.
Rail control room staff failed to limit the speed of a train that then crashed - despite knowing about hazards nearby, a new report has said.
Loved ones of those who died in the Stonehaven rail crash have reacted with “disbelief and anger” to the final investigation report, accusing officials of a “catalogue of errors”.
Stonehaven rail crash explainers
Remembering the victims of the Stonehaven derailment
Court case against Network Rail
Train driver Brett McCullough, 45, conductor Donald Dinnie, 58, and passenger Christopher Stuchbury, 62, died in the derailment near Stonehaven on August 12 2020.
The rail body is being prosecuted at the High Court in Aberdeen over its failures in the decade before the tragedy, which killed three people in 2020.
The rail body has appeared in court and has today admitted a series of failings which caused the fatal rail crash near Stonehaven in 2020.
Network Rail is being prosecuted at the High Court in Aberdeen in relation to alleged failings in the run up to the fatal Stonehaven rail crash.
The High Court in Aberdeen heard statements from injured passengers who were onboard the train that fateful day.
As a train carriage burst into flames, the workmen used a small digger to move a portable fuel tank away from the scene.