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Emergency services are at the scene of a crash involving two trains Wiltshire Police said

todayOctober 31, 2021

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Emergency services are at the scene of a crash involving two trains

Wiltshire Police tweeted “There are reports of injuries and the emergency services are on site along with railway first responders.”

Emergency services are at the scene of a crash involving two trains, Wiltshire Police said.

The force said the incident happened between Andover and Salisbury.

The force tweeted: “We are currently at the scene of a train crash involving two trains between Andover and Salisbury.

“We are responding with the fire and ambulance service at the site close to London Road, Salisbury. Will update as soon as we have more information.”

A Network Rail spokesperson said: “At around 7pm this evening, the rear carriage of the 1708 Great Western Railway service from Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads derailed after striking an object on its approach to Salisbury station.

“The derailment knocked out all of the signalling in the area. Subsequently, the 1720 South Western Railway service from London Waterloo to Honiton then collided with the Bristol train.

British Transport Police said a casualty centre has been set up at St Mark’s Church, in St Mark’s Avenue, Salisbury.

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