Network Rail sued over Julia Canning level crossing death
- 4 October 2012
- From the section Wiltshire
Network Rail is being sued by the widower of a woman killed on a level crossing in Wiltshire three years ago.
Julia Canning, 55, was walking her dogs when she was hit by a train at the Fairfield crossing near Little Bedwyn on 6 May 2009.
Spencer Canning is taking legal action against Network Rail for £600,000 for negligence.
Network Rail said it would be inappropriate to comment on any legal proceedings at this stage.
In June, Network Rail was fined £356,250 after the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) found it had failed to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians following Mrs Canning's death.
The sentencing at Southampton Crown Court followed a lengthy investigation by the regulator.
Mr Canning said: "I have never recovered from my wife's death.
"The papers have been lodged in the High Court - Network Rail has acknowledged receipt.
"It is a painful but necessary step."