16th April 1979

Seven killed in the Paisley Rail Crash

Five passengers and the drivers of two trains were killed when they collided head on at Paisley Gilmour Street on the evening of 16 April 1979. It occurred when the Ayr to Glasgow Central service left the platform even though its signal was red. This put it directly in the path of the oncoming service from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay with inevitable, unavoidable consequences.



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