The train crash that changed UK railways
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The 1968 train crash that changed UK railways

A memorial is being unveiled for the victims of a rail crash 50 years ago.

On 6 January 1968, 11 people were killed when an express train hit a lorry carrying an electrical transformer at a level crossing in Hixon, Staffordshire.

It killed eight passengers and three rail workers and left 27 people seriously injured.

Residents of the village have now raised funds for a memorial which will be dedicated in the village churchyard.

As a result of the accident, safety measures were introduced to help save lives in future.

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