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“The enor­mity of what had hap­pened fi­nally hit me. They ex­plained how lucky I was to be alive, but it was go­ing to be a long

re­cov­ery.” road to TOM HUB­BARD A boy who suf­fered life-chang­ing in­juries af­ter tres­pass­ing on the rail­way is part of a new cam­paign launched in July to de­ter oth­ers.

“The level cross­ing bar­ri­ers had risen, and the road lights had stopped flash­ing, over a minute be­fore the car ap­proached the cross­ing. The driver of the car that hit this train was lucky to

life.” es­cape with her SI­MON FRENCH Rail Ac­ci­dent In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch Chief In­spec­tor re­ports on the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into a col­li­sion at Stain­forth Road cross­ing in Jan­uary.

“You can’t out­run a train trav­el­ling up to 125mph even if you see it com­ing, and you can’t take on 750 volts in the elec­tri­fied rail, or 25,000 volts in the ca­bles.” over­head JOHNNY SCHUTE RSSB’s Chief Oper­at­ing Of­fi­cer sup­ports the new cam­paign to dis­cour­age teenagers from tres­pass­ing on the rail­way.

“Peo­ple need to re­alise that the rail­way is not a play­ground.” ROB MCIN­TOSH NR Route Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor pro­vides a re­minder that the rail­way is a dan­ger­ous en­vi­ron­ment, as a new cam­paign is launched to tackle tres­pass.

“The DfT will need to scram­ble to pre­pare for the UK’s EU exit, par­tic­u­larly if we are faced with a no deal sce­nario.” AMYAS MORSE The head of the NAO rec­om­mends that the De­part­ment pri­ori­tises its plans and re­sources to de­liver ev­ery­thing it needs by March 2019.

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