Michael Williams

The Salisbury train crash and a sad lack of expertise in the media about railways


November 2, 2021 Blog

I’VE been discussing the Salisbury train crash on Talk Radio and it’s very striking how much misinformation there is when covering stories like this. In their frenzy to establish a cause, the media  rush to judgement, so often getting things wrong. In this case, it was initially reported that the cause was an object on the track which had been struck by one of the trains. In fact the trains collided – but at the time of writing we don’t know why. When events like this happen, there is n argument for the good old-fashioned transport correspondent, who knows their stuff. Sadly, these are  becoming extinct in much of the media these days.


November 2, 2021 Blog

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