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West Coast Railway Company responds to lifting of prohibition

Responding to the news today (March 23) that the Office of Rail and Road has lifted the Prohibition Notice that had been imposed on West Coast Railway Company, Managing Director Patricia Marshall said:

"West Coast Railway Company are delighted by today’s decision by our regulator, the Office of Rail and Road, to lift the prohibition notice which has prevented us from running train operations recently. Having demonstrated our absolute commitment to safety at recent inspections by the regulator and having adopted a plan for continual improvement, we are now able to start running trains again from Wednesday March 23 2016.

"The safety of our passengers and staff has and will remain our first and utmost priority. We regret very much the inconvenience which has been suffered by many as a result of our recent inability to operate and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this difficult period. Until very recently, West Coast Railways had a good safety record. With the support and encouragement of our regulator and our many friends in the industry, we look forward to re-establishing our reputation for providing safe and wonderful railway experiences across the length and breadth of the country.”

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  • FrankH - 25/03/2016 23:51

    I hope WCR keep on top of this, if they get banned a third time I doubt they'll be allowed to keep their licence.

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