Probe into derailment
A NORTH-EAST train derailment was caused by a failure of points on the track, it was revealed today. The Scotrail train came off the tracks and crashed at Stonehaven on October 10 causing travel chaos for two days. Following an investigation the rail firm has identified the reason for the crash. A Scotrail spokesman said: “British Transport Police (BTP) received a report of a train derailment near Stonehaven station at around 5.40pm on October 10. “Officers attended in order to understand the circumstances of the derailment and to assist passengers and railway staff. The cause of the derailment was found to be the result of a points failure. “No evidence of criminality was identified and BTP is not investigating the matter any further. “The Office of Rail and Road and Rail Accident Investigation Branch was also notified. There is nothing to suggest that the derailment was caused by the actions of the driver or a fault with the train.” The travel operator also refused to comment on reports that the driver failed a drugs test following the incident. However, British Transport Police said no criminality has taken place.