Minute’s silence to be held on Wednesday

Last updated: Sunday, 16 August 2020

A one minute’s silence will be held across Britain on Wednesday (19 August) to mark one week since the Stonehaven derailment.

The mark of respect will be held at all stations in Scotland at 09.43 – the time the incident was reported on Wednesday, 12 August 2020. Many stations elsewhere in Britain, including those of Abellio-owned operators and Network Rail managed stations, will also fall silent.

Three people died in the incident – the driver (Brett McCullough), the conductor operating the service (Donald Dinnie), and a passenger (Christopher Stuchbury).

Further tributes will be held over the coming weeks and months.

Alex Hynes, Scotland’s Railway Managing Director, said:

“Scotland’s Railway, and the railway across much of Britain, will fall silent on Wednesday to mark the passing of Brett, Donald, and Christopher.

“Our hearts remain broken and will do for a long time. We hope that by coming together as a railway family, along with the local community and people across the country, we can support one another through this horrendous time.

“The strength of support and offers of help from railway colleagues across the rest of Britain has been a real source of comfort.”