£4 million Grayrigg rail fine sets a new record

The fine for £4 million that Network Rail received today is the largest health and safety fine handed down since the regulator's records began. The size of the fine is set by a judge. Network Rail admitted breaches which caused the fatal Grayrigg derailment in 2007.

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Network Rail sentence

The company has been fined £4 million for breaching health and safety laws which led up to the fatal Grayrigg crash in 2007. One woman died and 88 others were injured when a Virgin Pendolino train derailed near Kendal.