Press Releases

HISTORIC PRESS RELEASE : Statement on Potters Bar Derailment [May 2002]

The press release issued by the Strategic Rail Authority on 10 May 2002.

SRA Chairman Richard Bowker said:

“Our thoughts and sympathy, shared by the whole of the rail industry, are with all those involved in this accident and their families. We pay tribute to the work of the emergency services, done so professionally.

“It is important that the cause be identified, and that responses are made after calm reflection. The Health and Safety Executive will be undertaking an investigation and will present their preliminary findings to the Secretary of State for Transport as soon as practically possible”.