Moorgate underground collision

I Brightmore made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

I am studying railway accidents in the UK and would like to get whatever information is held by TfL on the accident at Moorgate on the 28 February 1975.

Primary information I am looking at are any post accident reports on staff and rolling stock also any reports that were written and formed part of the submission to the DoT report and subsequent enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Brightmore

McGreechan Melissa (TfL Corporate Archives), Transport for London

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Dear Mr Brightmore


Your enquiry has been forwarded to us in the TfL Corporate Archives team
by our colleagues in FOI as we are best placed to assist with your


The TfL Corporate Archives maintains the permanent archival collection of
TfL and our predecessors. Our collection comprises over 20,000 boxes of
original physical documents, well over 20TB of digital data and dates from
1556 to the present day. For general information of on our collection and
our services you can access information via our webpages:




The simple answer to your question is we have a lot of material in the
permanent collection that relates to Moorgate, the majority of which is
available for consultation via our search room in our head office building
in Stratford in East London. As our collections are stored off site (in
salt mines in Cheshire) we operate an appointment system as we need to
request material to be delivered to site in time for a research


To provide you with an idea of the extent and type of material we hold I
have exported a curated list from our catalogue for returns for “Moorgate”
narrowed by “accident” which you will find attached. Please be aware this
is not a comprehensive list as you would want to search for terms like
“collision”, “crash”, and “rail investigation” as well, but it will
hopefully give an overview and a place for you to start.  


Our catalogue is available online so we would recommend that you have a
look and run additional search terms to explore what we hold in greater




Once you have identified a list of the files you would like to consult we
ask that you provide us with that list, including the ArchiveRefNum of the
files of interest, their titles and the covering dates, for example:


ArchiveRefNum Title Date_Of_Document
LT000028/022 Technical Press Cuttings 1 Nov 1975-22 Nov 1975

We can then arrange delivery of the material to our search room and
provide you with a list our next available research appointments. We
recommend that researchers can usually get through about 10 files in a
day’s research session.


If you have any questions, or if you are able to provide us with further
information about the nature of your research that can help us provide a
more tailored search of our catalogue for you please don’t hesitate to
contact us.


Kind regards



Melissa McGreechan| Assistant Archivist

Information Governance| General Counsel | Transport for London

4^th floor, 5 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN

E: [3][email address]


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TfL Corporate Archives re-opened to visitors in April. We do have a
backlog of research visits to work through. We will also be working in a
completely new environment with new working practices. Our appointment
availability will therefore remain limited for the time being and we
request you remain patient as we work to see how we can improve this.






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Dear Mr Brightmore


Thank you for your request received on 27 April 2022 regarding the
Moorgate underground collision in 1975.


I have passed your query onto our Corporate Archives as they are in a
better position to assist you with your request and to guide you on what
material is held in our archives and how to access it. They will contact
you directly in due course. Their contact details for reference are:


If you have any other queries with which I can be of assistance please
feel free to contact me.


Yours sincerely


Sara Thomas

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London


[2][TfL request email]



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