Memorial service to honour those who lost their lives during Hatfield Rail Crash

Local dignitaries join survivors and their familes in the Hatfield rail tragedy memorial garden on the 15th anniversary of the crash a few years ago, which claimed 4 lives

Local dignitaries join survivors and their familes in the Hatfield rail tragedy memorial garden on the 15th anniversary of the crash a few years ago, which claimed 4 lives

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A remembrance service is being held this week to honour those who lost their lives during the Hatfield Rail Crash.

The service will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at the Memorial Gardens, Great North Road for the victims, survivors and their families.

The rail crash happened on October 17, in 2000, and was caused by a metal fatigue-induced derailment, killing four people and injuring more than 70.

Robert James Alcorn, 37, Steve Arthur, 46, Leslie Gray, 43, Peter Monkhouse, 50, all lost their lives after the train derailed just south of Hatfield Station.

Hatfield Town Council, which organised the service, have asked those attending to meet at 12 noon for the service to begin at 12.10pm.

A council spokeswoman advised attendees to look out for cones and staff in Hi-Viz jackets along the road between the Citroen Garage and Oxlease Drive for the entrance to the gardens.

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