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Transport Committee safety at level crossings report

7 March 2014

Transport Committee Chair welcomes apology offered by Network Rail

Commenting in response to the announcement made by Network Rail, Louise Ellman said today:

"We welcome the apology being offered by Network Rail and will be watching closely to see that they now deliver on their pledges in substance.

In future when tragedies occur there should be no heavy handed representation at inquests, and there will need to be much better use of language so that accident victims are not branded as being responsible for their own deaths. 

Risk assessments will need to be more robust and fully transparent as part of efforts by the sector and the regulator to adopt and work hard to deliver a zero fatalities target by 2020."

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