Eight injured as two trains crash into each other in Norwich
Greater Anglia service travelling at "low speed" hit an East Midlands train parked in station
Two trains have collided at a station in Norwich, injuring eight people and requiring one man to stay in hospital overnight.
The 11.34pm Greater Anglia service from Great Yarmouth was the last train home from the seaside town last night, and was carrying 31 passengers.
It hit an East Midlands train that was parked up for the night at Platform 6 in Norwich station, in what was described as a “low speed” collision at about 12:10am this morning.
Four of the eight people injured had to be stretchered away, and five ambulances were used to take them all to hospital. One stayed overnight, and a spokesman for the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital said they had all left by midday on Sunday.
The parked train was empty at the time, and had to be taken out of service because of the damage caused by the crash. A spokesperson for East Midlands Trains told the BBC: “Our first thoughts are for the welfare of those who have been injured in the incident.”
The British Transport Police said both trains remained upright following the collision, and an investigation has been launched in collaboration with the independent Rail Accident Investigation Branch.
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