Cumbria crash - ASLEF will play full part in enquiry

24 February 2007

ASLEF General Secretary Keith Norman says the crash in Cumbria is a terrible time for everyone concerned with the rail industry in the UK.

‘Naturally our first concern is with our driver and our sympathy is with all those injured in the incident,’ Keith said as he congratulated the emergency services on a timely and excellent job.

Keith said that the train in question – a Pendolino – had ‘come through this terrible test remarkably well in safety terms’ and pledged the union to play a full and positive part in the enquiry.

Despite yesterday’s tragedy, Keith insists that rail is the safety form of travel in the UK.

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