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By Charlotte MacKay
Annan and Eskdale
Near miss with 125 mph train

A GROUP of rail workers "narrowly avoided" being struck by a train travelling at 125 mph near Kirtlebridge.

The group were carrying out a track inspection on the West Coast main line just south of the village shortly after 9 am on November 14 when the near miss occurred.

Images taken from a forward facing CCTV camera, above, show the workers moved clear just before the Virgin train passed.

There were no injuries but the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has undertaken a preliminary investigation.

A spokesman for RAIB said they were looking into the circumstances of the incident and a safety report will be published in the next few weeks.


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