The Track Safety Alliance (TSA) is an industry wide group which was formed in 2011 to allow a number of companies across the industry to develop and share best practice. This is largely focused on the improvement of health, safety and wellbeing of track workers.
At 06:47 at Loch Eilt near Arisaig the 06:03 Mallaig to Glasgow Queen Street train struck the debris from a landslip and became derailed.
The ground rises sharply away from the railwayfor much of this section on natural mountainside slopes. The ground is a mixture of rock outcrop and shallow soil overburden. In most parts it is relatively free from trees. Naturally formed gullys provide waterpaths down the mountainside.