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Friday, 20 October, 2000, 15:17 GMT 16:17 UK
High-speed train crash
BBC News Online's audio and video coverage of the accident involving the Great North Eastern train south of Hatfield in Hertfordshire, and its aftermath.


The accident: eyewitness accounts, debate and analysis

The Health and Safety Executive reveals its initial findings into the crash.

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The BBC's Dominic Arkwright speaks to rail union representatives.

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Chair of the Commons Transport Committee, Gwyneth Dunwoody: "We must have an independent safety authority"

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Railtrack's chief executive, Gerald Corbett, offers to resign in the wake of the crash-but the board says he is to keep his job.

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Railtrack's Sir Philip Beck and Nick Pollard: "We are accepting responsibility for this accident"

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The Railway Gazette's Richard Hope: "The real issue is whether the contractor reported properly to Railtrack".

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RMT Union's Vernon Hince: "We've a number of concerns with privatised companies"

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Transport Minister Lord MacDonald: "We're concentrating on mechanical failure"

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The BBC's David Shukman looks back at the day's events:

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The BBC's George Ekyn reports on the problems faced by hospitals in the area:

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Passenger Stephen Morgan describes his escape from the derailed train.

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Railway Gazette spokesman Richard Hope: "They will examine the wreckage."

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Hertfordshire train crash


The investigation

Background

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