RAIL 400: The regulator hits Railtrack with an enforcement order relating to a national recovery plan for performance.
Elsewhere this year: Rail accident occurs at Heck (Yorkshire), when a Land Rover crashes onto the ECML and is hit by a train. Ten people die and the car driver is jailed. Railtrack ceases to exist on October 7. Virgin unveils the Pendolino.
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