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18.04.12

Prosecution launched against Southeastern

Southeastern is to be prosecuted after a passenger train overshot a station inEast Sussexby almost 2.5 miles, it has been reported.

The ORR is launching a criminal prosecution against the rail company and the first hearing has been scheduled for 24 May at Sevenoaks Magistrates’ Court in Kent.

The London to Hastings train is alleged to have travelled through Stonegate station at 50mph on November 8, 2010, and failed to stop. No one was hurt and there was no damage.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said it failed to stop as there was “almost certainly” no sand in the sandhoppers which help the train brake.

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Nonsuchmike   03/08/2013 at 19:36

Pathetic excuse on Page 2 line 11 of the "Pathetic Excuses for all occasions" handbook used by British management across all disciplines.

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