Network Rail to admit guilt over Grayrigg crash death

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.