Gray v Thames Trains Ltd – WLR Daily

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd [2009] UKHL 33; [2009] WLR (D) 195

“A person who, as a result of a railway accident, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder which led him to kill someone, could not, as part of his claim for damages in negligence against the train operators responsible for the accident, recover damages for loss of earnings following his detention after the killing in prison, and subsequently in hospital under ss 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 18th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another

House of Lords

“A claimant who, as a result of a railway accident caused by the defendants’ negligence, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder which led him to kill someone, could not recover damages for loss of earnings following his detention, in prison and in mental hospital, after the killing.”

The Times, 19th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Southern Rail faces big fines unless number of complaints drops – The Times

Posted June 16th, 2009 in complaints, news, railways by sally

“The days of suffering in silence will soon be over for rail passengers who endure rude staff, dirty trains and blocked lavatories on one of Britain’s busiest commuter franchises.”

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The Times, 16th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Jail for gang who targeted trains – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2008 in news, railways, sentencing, theft by sally

“A gang of thieves who targeted passengers on London trains has been handed lengthy jail terms.”

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BBC News, 3rd December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hoon under fire for stalled crash inquiry – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2008 in accidents, inquiries, news, railways by sally

“Families of the Potters Bar rail crash victims have criticised Geoff Hoon, the Transport Secretary, for delaying his decision over whether to grant a public inquiry into the accident.”

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The Independent, 24th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Rail damage graffiti group jailed – BBC News

Posted October 10th, 2008 in criminal damage, news, railways, sentencing by sally

“Four graffiti vandals have been jailed after admitting causing an estimated £50,000 of damage to trains and chaos to services in the South East.”

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BBC News, 10th October 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Crossrail Act 2008

Posted July 25th, 2008 in legislation, London, railways by sally

Crossrail Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal

“A claimant, who, as a result of the defendant’s negligence, suffered depression which led him to kill someone, could recover damages for loss of earnings after he committed manslaughter so long as his claim was not inextricably linked to his criminal actions.”

The Times, 9th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Civ 713; [2008] WLR (D) 210

“A claim in negligence was not defeated by public policy unless the claim or a head of claim was inextricably bound up with or linked to the claimant’s criminal conduct. Where the depression the claimant suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence led him to kill, he could recover damages for loss of earnings after he committed manslaughter if his claim was not inextricably connected with his criminal activity.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Train crash killer wins compensation case – The Times

Posted June 25th, 2008 in accidents, damages, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, railways by sally

“A Paddington train crash survivor who claimed he was turned into a killer by post-traumatic stress disorder stands to receive thousands in compensation after a landmark Appeal Court ruling today.”

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The Times, 25th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Act 2008

Posted May 27th, 2008 in legislation, railways by sally

Channel Tunnel Rail Link (Supplementary Provisions) Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Network Rail must pay record fine – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2008 in fines, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail must pay a record £14m fine for overrunning engineering work, despite a plea to have it set aside.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Boyfriend of Ugg boot train death woman charged – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2008 in homicide, news, railways by sally

“The boyfriend of a woman killed by a 50mph train after her Ugg Boot caught in a level crossing was charged with manslaughter today.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Rail firm fined £14m for holiday shambles – but chiefs get bumper bonus – The Times

Posted February 29th, 2008 in fines, news, railways by sally

“Network Rail’s directors will receive bonuses likely to be more than £100,000 each despite the £14 million fine imposed on the company yesterday for causing severe disruption to Britain’s busiest railway line.”

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The Times, 29th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Magistrates discharge student who rested feet on train seat – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2007 in byelaws, news, railways by sally

“A railway company was rebuked by magistrates yesterday as they gave a student an absolute discharge for resting her feet on a train seat.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Student who put feet on train seat faces court – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2007 in byelaws, news, railways by sally

“A student is being hauled before the courts for putting her feet up on a train seat ‘for 10 seconds’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th September 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Train ticket increases could breach law – The Guardian

Posted August 30th, 2007 in competition, news, railways by sally

“Rail fare increases could breach competition law if passengers are left carrying an excessive share of the cost of running the railways, the industry regulator warned yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal quiz on £5.5m rail platform – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in disability discrimination, news, railways by sally

“Wales’s disability rights commissioner is taking legal advice on whether the absence of a lift at a rail station’s £5.5m new platform breaks the law.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rail firm’s legal threat to silence passenger watchdog – The Times

Posted August 13th, 2007 in complaints, defamation, news, railways by sally

“Britain’s worst-performing train company tried to silence the official passenger watchdog by threatening to sue it for libel for making a complaint about its poor performance.”

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The Times, 13th August 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

£2.4m punishment for massive signal failure – The Times

Posted July 31st, 2007 in news, railways by sally

“Network Rail is to be fined £2.4 million for failing to complete a massive resignalling scheme on time, which resulted in long delays and severe overcrowding for thousands of passengers over several months.”

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The Times, 31st July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk