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Network Rail boss apologises over fatal level crossing failings

Families bereaved by level crossing accidents received a "full and unreserved apology" from the boss of Network Rail today.

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'Hundreds' of level crossings at risk

A train passing through a level crossing Credit: PA Wire

Hundreds of level crossings throughout the UK could be exceeding official death-risk limits, says an MPs report.

"Calculating which level crossings are the most risky is complex but we estimate that there may be many hundreds of crossings which exceed Health and Safety Executive guidance on the acceptable level of fatality risk to the public." the report said.

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