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Potters Bar rail crash fine issued

Issue No. 2252

The Office of Rail Regulation last week fined Network Rail £3 million for health and safety failings that caused the 2002 Potters Bar derailment, in which seven people died.

Network Rail took over running the train network from the privatised Railtrack and contractors after the disaster.

RMT general secretary Bob Crow said, “It is the directors of Railtrack and Jarvis—including Steven Norris—who should have been held personally liable for this disaster. This fine will come out of precious, public Network Rail funds.”

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Tue 17 May 2011, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2252
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