Grayrigg train crash inquest: Jury retires

Grayrigg train crash
Image caption The train began to jackknife while travelling at 92mph

The jury at the inquest of the Grayrigg train crash in Cumbria has retired to consider its verdict.

Margaret Masson, 84, from Glasgow, died after the Virgin Pendolino train derailed on the West Coast Main Line on 23 February 2007.

The train, travelling 92mph (148km/h), derailed two seconds after travelling over a "degraded and unsafe" set of points, leaving 88 people injured.

More than 30 witnesses gave evidence during the two-week inquest in Kendal.

An assistant track section manager for Network Rail, told the inquest staff had to put up with "bully-boy" management.

He said workers had been harassed while carrying out inspections of the track in Cumbria and a backlog of maintenance work had piled-up due to lack of time.

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