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Rail infrastructure company Network Rail (NR) was fined £3 million today for safety failings over the 2002 Potters Bar train crash which claimed seven lives.
Concern has been raised over rail safety after a derailment at a level crossing left 21 people including the train driver injured, one seriously.
A WORRIED passenger was trying to raise the alarm in the hours before seven people died when a train derailed, an inquest heard yesterday.
CAMERAS will be routinely deployed against drivers who run red lights at level crossings in Scotland from today, in the first move of its kind in Britain.
THE leader of Britain's rail union yesterday challenged Network Rail's landslide safety record as a major operation began to remove two stranded carriages from a blocked line.
THE main road and rail routes to Oban from central Scotland are expected to remain closed until next week pending a "unique" operation to recover the train derailed by Sunday's rockfall.
THE driver of a derailed train that was saved by trees from plunging 50ft down an embankment said yesterday he had spotted "two huge rocks" on the track in front of him.
THE driver of a Highland-bound passenger train which crashed and derailed today spoke of seeing "two huge rocks" lying on the track.
THE failure to spot serious corrosion of a railway bridge caused its collapse and a fuel train to crash in darkness and burst into flames, investigators have found.
LONG-term damage to a railway bridge was to blame for last year's Stewarton rail crash, when a freight train laden with fuel derailed and burst into flames, a report found today.
THE Scottish Government is seeking ways to improve safety at unmanned level crossings following a series of accidents involving cars and trains.
AN INVESTIGATION is under way after a passenger train was derailed as it approached a Highland station.
A DRIVER was charged with failing to stop at a level crossing yesterday as police launched a new crackdown on safety.
A FRESH plea for safety barriers to be installed at level crossings was made yesterday after a man was injured when a train crashed into a van.
TRANSPORT Minister Stewart Stevenson will hold talks with railway bosses about possible safety improvements to level crossings, such as at the one where three people were recently killed, it was disclosed today.
RAIL investigators were today examining the scene where three elderly people died when a train smashed into their car on a rural crossing.
THREE people have been killed after a collision at a level crossing in the Highlands.
ENGINEERS are spending the weekend working to restore power to the West Coast Main Line following a fatal air crash.