Salisbury train crash: Live updates as two trains crash inside tunnel

Two trains crashed between Andover and Salisbury, resulting in a major emergency call.

The trains collided tonight in a tunnel in Wiltshire on the South Western and Great Western Railway. A train should be on the side.

A huge rescue service was triggered, with at least 50 firefighters on site. Wiltshire Police said they were responding to the incident along with Dorset and Wiltshire Fire, ambulance services and the UK Transport Police.

UK traffic police say they have set up an accident center in a nearby church.

Wiltshire Fire Service tweeted: “We are currently on the scene of a train wreck near London Road, Salisbury. About 50 firefighters from … are working on this major incident. “

To to Wiltshire Livea Wiltshire Police spokesman said: “We are currently on the scene of a train wreck involving two trains between Andover and Salisbury. We respond with the fire brigade and the ambulance service at the location near Grateley Information. “

The nature of the injuries is currently unknown. Police helicopters and a Coast Guard ambulance were sent into the tunnel around 7:20 p.m., Wiltshire Today reported. The publication said one of the train drivers was stuck in the vehicle.


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