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Rail Regulator warns NR against bonuses after fatal crashes
Rail regulators have warned Network Rail bosses to forego their six figure annual bonuses if they are responsible for fatal crashes on the network, a leaked letter revealed today.The ORR intervention comes less than six months after the taxpayer funded firm was fined a total of £5 million for...
Network Rail fined £4 million for Grayrigg train derailment
Network Rail has been fined £4 million and ordered to pay costs of £118,052 for a breach of health and safety law which caused a train to derail near Grayrigg in 2007, causing the death of one passenger and injuring 86 people.Today’s sentencing at Preston Crown Court marks the end of the rail...
RMT Press Release - No to McNulty. No more Grayriggs
 No to McNulty! No more Grayrigg’s! RMT protest at Preston Law Court’sPublication Date: April 2 2012The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) are taking their prosecution against Network Rail over the tragic Grayrigg Train Crash in Cumbria to Preston law courts this Wednesday. The...
Network Rail inidcates Grayrigg case guilty plea
David Higgins, Network Rail chief executive, said: “The Grayrigg derailment in 2007 resulting in the tragic death of Mrs Masson was a terrible event. Within hours of the event it was clear that we were responsible, that the infrastructure was at fault, so it is right that we plead guilty. We...
Network Rail bonuses can be blocked, Labour insists
The BBC reports that Labour has urged ministers to block six-figure bonuses for Network Rail bosses, insisting they have the power to prevent such payouts.It said ministers had to give written approval to any changes to payments.The transport secretary said on Sunday she would vote against a plan...
Network Rail charged over Grayrigg crash
 Network Rail charged over Grayrigg crashGrant Prior | Fri 13th January | 11:15 from: http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2012/01/13/network-rail-charged-over-grayrigg-crash/ Network Rail is facing prosecution for maintenance failings following the Grayrigg train derailment in 2007.The...
Regulator prosecutes Network Rail for Grayrigg train derailment
The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has today started criminal proceedings against Network Rail for a breach of health and safety law which caused a train to derail near Grayrigg in 2007.On 23 February 2007, the 17.15 Virgin Trains service from London Euston to Glasgow Central derailed on the...
Rail firm could be prosecuted over Grayrigg train crash
 Rail firm could be prosecuted over Grayrigg train crashBy Julian Whittle http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/news/rail-firm-could-be-prosecuted-over-grayrigg-train-crash-1.896472?referrerPath=newsLast updated at 14:42, Friday, 11 November 2011 Network Rail could be prosecuted after an...
Network Rail statement after Grayrigg inquest
Robin Gisby, managing director of network operations, Network Rail, said:"Today we remember the terrible tragedy at Grayrigg in 2007 and the tragic death of Margaret Masson. Network Rail has not hidden from its responsibilities – the company quickly accepted that it was a fault with the...
Point failure to blame for Grayrigg crash says inquest jury
 NR 'to blame for rail crash death'12:39pm Friday 4th November 2011 from: http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/uk_national_news/9345496.NR__to_blame_for_rail_crash_death_/ The family of a woman killed in the Grayrigg train crash said they held Network Rail responsible for their...

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