This article was reproduced with the kind permission
of the British Broadcasting Corporation
Friday, 10 May, 2002,
17:14 GMT 18:14 UK
A train ploughs off the tracks and hits a platform at Potters Bar in southern England, killing and injuring people on board and at the station. BBC News Online provides full coverage of the latest in a series of accidents on the UK's railways.
The 1245BST WAGN service carrying 151 passengers from Kings Cross,
London, to Kings Lynn derails at Potters Bar, little more than ten minutes
into its journey. Three of the train's four carriages come off the tracks.
Following the crash, many people who live and work in Potters Bar rush to the station in order to help in the rescue operation. They report seeing people lying under the train.
Industry and political reaction
Senior politicians send their condolences to those affected by the crash, as the rail industry's experts start their investigation into what caused the accident. Investigators from the Health and Safety Executive, as well as officials from Railtrack and the train company are involved.