Network Rail loses appeal against fine

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.

“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.”

– Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) spokesperson