Wednesday 29 August 2012.

19:29 A call was received by Andy Goldie, the duty cover for telephone, from Donald Park at the British Red Cross.

He requested to speak to Willie, but was informed that he was not available on that number, but that he could be contacted by the duty officer.

Donald then explained that he wanted to speak to Willie regarding an incident that had happened involving a train in the Bridge of Allan area of Stirling. He informed the duty officer that a train had become stuck with 90 people on board due to heavy rain fall/land slide.  Central Scotland Voluntary Sector Coordination Group (VSCG) had been informed that they needed help recovering the passengers from the train. He requested 4 x 4 vehicles from IRC.

19:31 The information was passed to Willie McMartin who agreed to mobilise and return the call to the Red Cross and he would request any additional resources as needed.

19:33  A call was placed to the Red Cross and agreement to mobilise 2 4 x 4 vehicles immediately was made.  Additional back up from within the VSCG would also be put in place.

19:35  Willie McMartin mobilised in first 4 x 4 and a call was placed to Robert Barrie to mobilise the second vehicle.

19:53  First IRC unit arrived at reporting point.  Information from police was that the train may now be able to move back to the station and a request was made for us to stand by.

19:55  Red Cross controller was informed of the change in circumstances.

20:05  Second IRC unit in attendance.

20:07 IRC duty officer informed of the new situation and that both units were standing by at the police holding point.  It was also decided not to mobilise any further assistance.

20:16 From the police, the train is now safely at the station and all can stand down.  Red Cross and IRC control informed.  Both units returning to home addresses.

20:57  All returned and standing down.