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 Tuesday, 21 January, 2003, 17:08 GMT
Grant for Hatfield crash memorial
Hatfield crash
Four people died in the high-speed crash
The government is to give 20,000 towards a memorial to mark the Hatfield rail disaster.

The Department for Transport has gifted the moeny to Railtrack's successor Network Rail, which is co-ordinating the work to create a memorial.

Four people died in the October 2000 crash in Hertfordshire when a broken rail caused a GNER East Coast high-speed train to derail about half a mile south of Hatfield station.

Another 34 people were injured in the crash when carriages overturned.

Details of what form the memorial is to take or exactly where it will be have not been finalised.

A Network Rail spokesman said they were working with the families of those who died to decide its design.

It is hoped the memorial will be completed before the third anniversary of the accident.


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