Network Rail fined for potentially catastrophic incident

Source: on 2009-07-17 14:45:00

Network Rail has been hit with a £70,000 fine after a train derailed on a poorly maintained level crossing.Shortly before 6am on 12 September 2006, a lorry dislodged a heavy rubber panel at Croxton level crossing near Thetford in Norfolk. At least two other vehicles hit the panel - one car was lifted up and span out of control - before a passenger train travelling at 90mph was derailed.The train ...

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