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Caledonian Sleeper - M
Caledonian Sleeper Incidents
During April 2019, new Mark 5 carriages were introduced to service, however, the inaugural journey was more than three hours late arriving at London Euston. Various other services through 2019 were reported as delayed on account of "technical faults".
Services run joined between London and Scotland where they are split into shorter trains to serve multiple destinations. After being split at Carstairs on 1 August 2019, a brake isolated valve was closed preventing control of the train brakes from the locomotive, resulting in the Edinburgh portion running past the platform at Edinburgh Waverley.
The incident was investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch with two recommendations. One was addressed to the Rail Safety and Standards Board to change the wording of the railway rule book to make it clear that the brake continuity test should be undertaken after all coupling-related activities have been completed.
The second was addressed to Caledonian Sleeper to review the vulnerability of the isolating cocks on its rolling stock, to prevent inadvertent operation by persons or objects.
Caledonian Sleeper Overview
Part of ScotRail (31 March 1997 – 30 March 2015)
Standalone franchise (31 March 2015 – present)
Main region(s):
West Coast Main Line
Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line
Highland Main Line
West Highland Line
Fleet Size: 75 Mark 5 carriages
Stations called at: 48
Parent Company: Scottish Rail Holdings
Reporting Mark: CS
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