Disaster timetable

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06.03 GWT 125 leaves Cheltenham for Paddington

06.03 GWT 125 leaves Cheltenham for Paddington

06.19 Arrives Gloucester

06.33 Arrives Stonehouse

06.39 Arrives Stroud

06.54 Arrives Kemble

07.10 Arrives Swindon

07.27 Arrives Didcot

07.42 Arrives Reading

08.06 Thames Trains service leaves Paddington for Bedwyn via Reading and Newbury, Hungerford

08.11 Trains collide near Ladbroke Grove in west London

08.12 999 call London Fire Brigade activates 'major incident procedure'; London Ambulance Service dispatches 15 ambulances

08.20 Sainsbury's staff help with ladders

09.15 St Mary's Hospital receives first six casualties

10.00 British Transport Police say up to 100 still trapped

11.01 Share prices for GWT and Railtrack fall

11.20 Police confirm eight people dead and at least 160 injured

11.30 John Prescott announces public inquiry after visit to site

16.42 Police say more bodies in wreckage

18.55 Police confirm 26 dead