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Railway Accident (Romford Station)

Volume 981: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1980

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asked the Minister for Transport when he expects to receive the decision of the Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways on whether there is to be an inquiry into the accident at Romford station on 16 January.

Since the cause of the train running into the buffers was quickly established as human error compounded by the wet and greasy rails I have not ordered a public inquiry.