Falls of Cruachan derailment

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The Falls of Cruachan derailment occurred on 6 June 2010 on the West Highland Line in Scotland, when a passenger train travelling between Glasgow and Oban hit boulders on the line and derailed near Falls of Cruachan railway station, after a landslide. The two-car diesel multiple unit caught fire (which was soon put out with fire extinguishers) and one carriage was left in a precarious position on the 50-foot (15 m) high embankment. Sixty passengers were evacuated, some with minor injures; eight of those were hospitalised as a precaution. However, no people were killed. In addition to blocking the line, the incident also caused the closure of the A85 road below the rail line. Both road and rail were closed for a week.

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