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Railtrack safety report

Title
Railtrack safety report
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
7 Mar 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:04:57
Description
The Conservative Government’s rail privatisation plans have suffered another blow after publication of a report claiming that urgent action by operating company Railtrack is needed if accidents are to be avoided. Vic Coleman, author of the report on need for recommendations to be taken up; Liberal spokesman David Chidgey says poor safety is an effect of privatisation; Brian Wilson, Labour spokesman asks for privatisation to be called off; Railway Gazette’s Richard Hope on high risk of accidents; Railtrack director of safety and standards David Rayner defends safety record. Dominic Waghorn reports.
Contributors
Richard Hope; Dominic Waghorn; Brian Wilson; Vic Coleman; David Chidgey; David Rayner
Keywords
Reports; Government; Conservative Party; Railways; Privatization; Rail safety; Railtrack

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