Pressure mounts for 'Overdue' Potters Bar rail crash inquiry

PRESSURE is mounting on Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon to announce a 'long overdue' inquiry into the fatal Potters Bar derailment. Hertsmere MP James Clappison has long campaigned for a public examination of the crash, which killed seven people and injure

PRESSURE is mounting on Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon to announce a "long overdue" inquiry into the fatal Potters Bar derailment.

Hertsmere MP James Clappison has long campaigned for a public examination of the crash, which killed seven people and injured more than 70 on May 10, 2002.

Mr Clappison, who has represented Potters Bar in Westminster since 1992, said:

"I am very keen that we get an announcement so that we know what's happening.

"We want an inquiry as soon as possible."

A spokesman for the Department for Transport said Mr Hoon expects to be in a position to announce his decision on whether or not there will be an enquiry "very shortly".

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