Network Rail to admit guilt over Grayrigg crash death

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NETWORK Rail solicitors said they would plead guilty to health and safety breaches leading up to the fatal Grayrigg train crash, during a hearing at Lancaster Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Margaret Masson, 84, from Glasgow, died from multiple injuries after a Virgin Pendolino London to Glasgow express train crashed on the West Coast Main Line near the Cumbrian village of Grayrigg on February 23 2007.

A further 86 passengers and two crew were injured, 28 seriously, when the 300-tonne locomotive derailed at 95mph after hitting a faulty set of points.