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Grayrigg train crash case begins in Lancaster

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Grayrigg 2007 Photo: PANetwork Rail face prosecution today over a train crash in 2007 near the Cumbrian village of Grayrigg. The company which is responsible for track maintenance, is facing a charge under health and safety laws.

Margaret Masson, 84, was killed and 88 other people were injured when faulty points caused the London Euston to Glasgow service to derail throwing all eight carriages down an embankment.

Margaret Masson PASupervisors complained of a "shambles" at being overworked, under-staffed and not having the right tools or enough time to do their jobs amid "bully boy" management.

Grayrigg PAToday marks the first hearing at Lancaster Magistrates court. It's expected to be sent to a higher court. Network Rail could face a huge fine if it's found guilty.

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