On the night of Halloween, while children were out trick or treating, emergency services in Salisbury were called out to a major incident.

Two trains crashed and derailed by the Fisherton Tunnel Juction, injuring more than a dozen passengers.

Luckily there were no fatalities though one of the drivers suffered life-changing injuries.

The line was immediately closed so the investigation into what exactly happened and how, could take place.

London Road was also closed so the damaged carriages could be lifted and safely removed.

Repairs to the tracks, which started at the start of this week, are now almost complete.

As the line prepares to fully reopen on Tuesday November 16, we've looked back at the past two weeks to recap on the key events.

October 31, 2021

At approximately 6.45pm two trains collided and derailed at Salisbury Station Junction.

The crash happened when the 17:20 South Western Railway service from London Waterloo to Honiton (1L53) skidded through a danger light by 220 metres and hit the 17:08 Great Western Railway service from Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads (1F30).

They both slid into Fisherton Tunnel.

Police were called to the scene at 6.46pm, paramedics attended as well as the air ambulance. 

More than 50 firefighters were on the scene, the first crew in attendance arriving at 7.05pm. 

All passengers were evacuated by 8pm, according to Incident Commander Wayne Jones. 

The driver, 74-year-old Robin Tandy, had to be cut out of his cab and this was achieved by 8.25pm. 

A casualty centre was set up at St Mark's Church, where the community came together to look after the victims of the train crash. 

The British Transport Police held a press conference at 11pm and confirmed an investigation had begun and would be ongoing through the night. 

November 1, 2021

London Road remained closed to cars whilst British Transport Police investigated the crash, Salisbury's mayor and Wiltshire PCC visiting the scene. 

Salisbury District Hospital held a press conference revealing they had treated 13 casualties with no fatalities, and one patient remained in hospital.

November 2-3, 2021

Details about the crash were revealed from the preliminary investigation by Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

November 4, 2021

London Road was closed to pedestrians and cars at midday whilst a 750 tonne crane began to remove the remaining carriages from the tracks.

One carriage was successfully removed and we shared pictures of the process from photographer Spencer Mulholland.

Network Rail held a briefing at 4.30pm in St Mark's Church. 

November 05, 2021

A second train carriage was removed by the 750 tonne crane, and photographer Spencer Mulholland documented the process.

November 07, 2021

The final train carriage was lifted from the tracks and repair work began. 

BTP officers finished retrieving passenger items from the carriages and began returning them to owners.  

November 09, 2021

London Road reopened to both cars and pedestrians. 

November 12, 2021

Network Rail announced that train services through Salisbury will fully resume on Tuesday, November 16, following work to clear the line.

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