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Rail Accident Inquiry

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he proposes to order an inquiry into the rail accident between Chorleywood and Rickmansworth in the early hours of 16 May; and if he will make a statement.

This tragic accident caused the death of four men who were struck by a wagon while undertaking track maintenance work on the Metropolitan line of the London underground. My right hon. Friend has ordered an inquiry into the accident by the railway inspectorate under the Regulation of Railways Act 1871. The inspector's report on the inquiry will be published.