In February 2007 the case for a public inquiry was revived by the Grayrigg train crash, which happened for much the same reasons â€“ that is, the failure of a set of points due to inadequate maintenance. It took successive transport secretaries another three years to decide not to have a public inquiry into both crashes.
Last year there was finally an inquest, instead of the public inquiry the families wanted. Jarvis was not represented, although Norris was called to give evidence about the sabotage claims. The families presented the case for Network Rail to adopt independently verified safety management systems but are still not satisfied that this has happened.
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