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We hear endless stories about the entangled politics of the railway, the latest strategic 'vision' and those boardroom suits who earn toe-curling bonuses.

But there are real people at the heart of our industry, making it function. This page brings together stories about those who work on or near the line.

Previous stories
26-year-old rail worker killed by train
4th December 2012 (BBC News)
A young railway worker from Doncaster has died after being struck by a train while working on a track in Lincolnshire.
Victim forges friendship with engineer
29th October 2012 (Daily Record)
The son of a Grayrigg train crash victim has formed a remarkable bond with the rail worker whose failure to inspect the defective points caused the tragedy.
Trackworker hit by oncoming train
17th August 2012 (This is Nottingham)
An investigation has been launched after a railway worker was seriously hurt when he was struck by a train near Bulwell.
Network Rail fined over incidents
26th May 2012 (Oxford News)
Network Rail has been fined £150,000 following two incidents which resulted in one maintenance worker losing a leg and another being fatally injured.
Fatal accident on NYMR
21st May 2012 (Yorkshire Post)
A rail worker has died after becoming trapped between two trains on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
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