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Network rail court case

Network Rail executives will appear before Chelmsford Crown Court following the death of worker who was fixing overhead power cables in Essex.

The scene of the fatal accident Credit: ITV Anglia

Three men were in a basket fixing the lines at Margaretting when they fell 15 feet on to the track in June 2008.

Malcolm Slater, who was 64, suffered spinal injuries and later died. His two colleagues were injured. The company will be prosecuted under the Health and Safety at Work act.


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Rail misery for thousands after cable theft

Metal thieves caused chaos today by stealing cables from a line in Bedfordshire.

The theft affected the Midland Main Line just north of Flitwick - stopping services running between Bedford and Luton.

The effect was felt on services stretching almost 200 miles - as far south as Brighton, and as far north as Derby. Russell Hookey reports.

Cable thefts fall on Anglia's rail network

The number of cable thefts on Anglia's rail network has started to fall. Since January there have been just two attacks on our region's railways - a big decrease compared to July when there was a high of 26 thefts in one month.

Network Rail and British Transport Police say the success in tackling the crimes is due to a new task force and a change in legislation.


Greater Anglia worse on punctuality

Latest figures show new operator Greater Anglia slightly worse on punctuality than its predecessor Network Rail Credit: ITV Anglia

The latest train punctuality figures show services run by new operator Greater Anglia were slightly worse than its predecessor National Express.

According to the figures, 91.8 per cent of Greater Anglia's trains arrived on time last month compared with 92 per cent for National Express East Anglia last year.

But the Dutch owned firm say it performed well later in the month and figures for the intercity services between Norwich and London were better than at any time in the last two years.

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