Skip to main content

Grayrigg derailment - Statement from Virgin Trains (2)

Press Release   •   Feb 23, 2007 23:00 GMT

Statement from Virgin Trains

It is with deep regret that Virgin Trains can confirm that there has been one fatality in an accident that took place shortly after 20:00 on Friday 23 February 2007 near Lambrigg, north of Oxenholme in Cumbria.

The train involved was the 17:15 from London Euston to Glasgow Central, operated by Virgin Trains.

The first thoughts of everyone at Virgin Trains are with the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives or been injured in this terrible accident. We will do what ever we can to offer assistance in the days ahead.

Virgin Trains will do everything in its power to assist enquiries into finding the cause of this tragic accident and is already working closely with Network Rail and investigative authorities.

The emergency services have issued the following number for friends or relatives concerned about anybody travelling on the train: 0800 056 0146 (00 44 20 7158 0198 from overseas).

We love keeping everyone informed at all times. Here, in our Media Room, you'll find the latest press releases, as well as downloadable images and our informative and very handy factsheet.