Leaked NR log and statement prompted media chaos

Early news coverage of this incident on Sunday October 31/Monday November 1 was blighted by misinformation arising from an early Network Rail official statement and a leaked NR log, resulting in TV/radio news reports which were factually inaccurate in at least five fundamentals.

None of these widely reported ‘facts’ were true.

Inaccurate broadcast/print news stories from October 31 were triggered by the leaked NR log entry and then ‘validated’ by this early but ‘Official’ limited release NR statement: “At around 7pm this evening the rear carriage of the 1708 Great Western Railway

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