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Bill Cash MP “saddened” by rail deaths – and takes up safety concerns with Secretary of State, Network Rail, the Office of Rail Regulation and the British Transport Police

 Press release: 19/10/2012

 
In relation to the news of four deaths where people have been struck by trains on the rail lines near to Barlaston, the MP for Stone, Bill Cash said:
 
“I am saddened to hear of the recent incidents and have been in contact with the Secretary of State, Network Rail, the Office of Rail Regulation and the British Transport Police to look into the specific details and safety concerns relating to each case. I have asked them to report back as soon as possible.
 
“I am also in correspondence with the Law Commission as they are making recommendations regarding railway crossings.
 
“I have had a series of meetings, including by the track-side, with a number of officials over the past few years relating to rail incidents in my constituency, which have regrettably included fatalities, and I have made representations on rail safety with the Office of Rail Regulation.
 
“We are faced with a very serious and tragic situation and I would welcome representations from my constituents and request them to write to me if they wish to do so.”

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