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Grayrigg protest

Rail workers will protest against Network rail at Preston Crown court this morning. The company is being prosecuted following to the Grayrigg train crash in Cumbria in 2007. Margaret Masson, 84, from Glasgow, died after the Virgin train derailed on the West Coast Main Line

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Victim's son speaks of heartache

George Masson - son of Margaret Masson who died in the crash
George Masson - son of Margaret Masson who died in the crash Credit: ITV Borders

"My heart has deteriorated so much since all this, the stress and anxiety. Tears welled up when I was sat in court, just the mention of my mum. I'm happy this will come to an end now, it's took five long years."

– GEORGE MASSON, SON OF MARGARET MASSON

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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