Paisley Gilmour Street rail accident (4/16/79)

The Paisley Gilmour Street rail accident occurred on 16 April 1979 at 19:50, the 19:40 Inverclyde Line service from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay operated by two Class 303 trains crossed from the Down Fast Line to the Down Gourock Line under clear signals at Wallneuk Junction immediately to the east of Paisley Gilmour Street railway station. It collided head-on with the 18:58 Ayrshire Coast Line special service from Ayr to Glasgow Central formed of two Class 126 diesel multiple units, which had left Platform 2 against a red signal P31.
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