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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2007, 07:45 GMT
Praise for rail crash site locals
Wrecked carriage being moved
The wrecked carriages were removed on low loaders
People living near the site of the train crash in Cumbria have been thanked for the way they coped with the disruption caused by its aftermath.

Two access roads had to be built to deal with the removal of the nine carriages derailed at Grayrigg on 23 February.

During the recovery residents were unable to park on the main A685 road, and rubbish collections were cancelled.

A public meeting is being held on Tuesday to discuss outstanding issues.

'Fears and expectations'

The community will be invited to put questions to representatives of Cumbria Police, British Transport Police and Network rail at Grayrigg Church at 2030 GMT.

Sergeant Jo Fawcett, on the Kendal Rural Policing Team, said in a statement that she hoped it would be an opportunity to address people's fears and expectation with facts and reassurance.

She thanked the local community, and added: "There are so many people who have given up their own time to contribute in some way to dealing with the aftermath of the crash that it would be unfair to name them for fear of missing someone out.

"Needless to say it would have been a tough job keeping folks informed and dealing with the various issues and problems that have arisen without the support of you good folks."

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