RAIB to investigate serious operating incident at the Romney & Hythe Dymchurch Railway

Hythe Station on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Hythe Station on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released information into a serious incident which happened in August 2019 at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

At 10:35 on 28 August 2019, a Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway train service from Dungeness to Hythe left Romney Sands station and entered the single line section to New Romney.

A train from Hythe to Dungeness was in the same section, travelling in the opposite direction towards Dungeness.

The two trains came to a stand about 316 metres apart, and didn’t come into contact which each other, and luckily there were no injuries.

The RAIB have already undertaken a preliminary examination into the incident.

The RAIB has decided that they will be publishing a safety digest, which will be published soon.

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.