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Network Rail Chief apologises to family

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.

– Network Rail chief executive David Higgins
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