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Task forces aim to learn from Stonehaven tragedy

Rail

Mark Moran
07 September 2020
Rail line flooded near the Drax power station in North Yorkshire
Rail line flooded near the Drax power station in North Yorkshire

 

Network Rail has launched two independent task forces to help it better manage its cuttings and embankments portfolio, and improve its understanding and response to severe weather events.

The task forces are a response to a derailment near Stonehaven in Scotland on 12 August. This led to driver Brett McCullough, conductor Donald Dinnie and passenger Christopher Stuchbury losing their lives.

Dame Julia Slingo FRS, former chief scientist at the Met Office and an expert in climatology, will lead a...

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