Network Rail apologises to families over level crossing deaths

The families bereaved by level crossing accidents received a "full and unreserved apology" from the boss of Network Rail yesterday.

Chief Executive Mark Carne said: "I wish to extend a full and unreserved apology to all those whose life has been touched by a failing, however large or small, made by this company in managing public safety at level crossings and in failing to deal sensitively with the families affected."

The apology came as an MPs' report strongly criticised Network Rail's handling of tragedies in the past.

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