Network Rail has lost its appeal against a £500,000 fine imposed after a boy was seriously injured at a level crossing in Suffolk.
He was injured in an accident between a car and a train at the unmanned crossing on a private farm road near Beccles three years ago. Today judges in the Court of Appeal said there was no grounds for criticising the fine.
– Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) spokesperson
“While the financial penalty imposed against Network Rail is a matter for the Court, no amount of money can ever truly reflect the impact of the life changing injuries suffered by a 10 year old boy in this tragic case.”