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Network Rail apologises to families over level crossing deaths

Network Rail has offered a "full and unreserved apology" to families bereaved by level crossing accidents.

Chief executive Mark Carne apologised for "failings" in managing public safety and for "failing to deal sensitively" with affected families.

Risk at level crossings had been reduced by a quarter since 2010, the rail infrastructure company said.

The apology came as an MPs' report strongly criticised Network Rail's (NR) handling of tragedies in the past.

Danny Savage reports.

  • 07 Mar 2014
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