Grayrigg Court Case

Network Rail will appear for the first time today for a breach of health and safety law which it's claimed caused the Grayrigg rail disaster in 2007

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Network Rail Grayrigg apology

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 again apologise to Mrs Masson's family for the undoubted grief this has caused them.

– David Higgins, Network Rail chief executive

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