Network Rail fined £4m after woman killed by train at foot crossing

Network Rail fined £4m after woman killed by train at foot crossing

Former actor Olive McFarland, 82, was struck by train moving at 100mph on track that should have been restricted to 55mph

Network Rail has been fined £4m for a string of safety failures after a woman was struck and killed by a train on a foot crossing.

Olive McFarland, 82, was hit in August 2011 by a train travelling at nearly 100mph on a section of track that an employee of Network Rail said should have been restricted to 55mph.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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