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.
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.