Crash in the Dark: The Severn Tunnel Train Crash

This detailed dramatised coverage of the Severn Tunnel train accident shows many facets of safety systems and emergency response.

This is one of the 10 DVDs in the acclaimed BBC series now available in a totally new format with expert training support material.

In December 1991 two passenger trains collided in the 6.5km long tunnel under the River Severn in England, joining England and Wales.  185 people were injured.  Rescuers did not reach the train until two hours after the incident.

Crash in the dark highlights failures in the response to the collision between the trains in the Severn Tunnel - providing a strong focus on these oversights due to the enormity of the outcomes.

Watch the 17 minute video trailer overview of the BBC Disaster Series.
Location - UK


Crash in the Dark is used by hundreds of organisations world wide including:

Exxon Mobil • BP • Meddimune • Evonik • Subsea 7 • RAF • Maersk • Chevron Texaco • Eurocontrol • Qatar Petroleum  and many more in all industry sectors.

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Sample study guide


Training package includes:

Each easy to understand workshop in the series can be run by facilitators even with minimal experience in presenting training courses.  In addition, tips and guidelines are included to help facilitators with every aspect of the workshop. 
  • DVD - duration 30 minutes
  • Facilitator's Guide including Facilitator's Checklist
  • Facilitator's Slide Guide
  • Participant's Handouts
  • PowerPoint Presentation

The workshops for each DVD allows for a highly interactive learning environment in which participants undertake detailed Pre-event and Post-event analysis of each disaster.  This means they not only listen, but apply the lessons learned, in order to formulate solutions specific to their own workplace: they not only learn what went wrong, but how it could have been avoided.

Flexible delivery formats

BBC Disaster Series
The 10 part BBC Disaster Series examines case studies of major disasters from around the world from various industries such as oil and gas, transport, aviation, aeronautics, chemical manufacturing and hospitality.  Read more



Each. UK: £395. Australia: $595 plus GST. USA:  US$495


Series of 10. UK:  £2690. Australia $3395 Plus GST. USA:  US$2695


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