Potters Bar marks 10th anniversary
Posted Wed, 09 May 2012
Memorial services will take place on Thursday to mark the tenth anniversary of the Potters Bar train crash.
A memorial garden in Hertfordshire, near to where the crash happened, will hold the first service, and will remember the seven people who lost their lives.
At the service, flowers will be laid and a minute's silence will take place at 12.56pm - the time the train, which was travelling from London to King's Lynn, derailed.
Following this, there will be a memorial service in Potters Bar at Our Lady and St Vincent church.
The West Anglia Great Northern express crashed at a faulty set of points, killing six passengers including Austen Kark, 75.
The six killed on the train were in the fourth carriage, which derailed, became airborne and then became stuck under the Potters Bar station canopy.
Agnes Quinlivan, 80, was the seventh victim, and was killed by debris which fell as she walked nearby.
Jarvis, the rail maintenance service, was held responsible for the part of the Potters Bar track, while overall responsibility for the whole network was left with Railtrack.
Railtrack was taken over by Network Rail in 2002.
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