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Cumbria derailment findings released today

Preliminary findings into the cause of the Cumbria rail accident, which killed one woman, will be released later today.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch will today publish its early findings into what caused the 5.15pm train from London Euston to Glasgow, to derail on Friday evening.The accident happened at Greyrigg, near Kendal in the Lake District at just after 8pm. All nine carriages left the track just after passing a set of points in a cutting.Network Rail boss John Armitt confirmed that the investigation was focussing on the points. Rail and Maritime Union boss Bob Crowe said that sources on site identified a problem with the points as the most likely cause of the derailment.The line is expected to remain closed for two weeks while investigations continue and the track is repaired.

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