Survivors of Hatfield rail crash will join bereaved to mark 20 years since the tragedy

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Survivors of the Hatfield rail crash joined those bereaved by the tragedy to mark its 20th anniversary.

The four passengers killed when an express train derailed on October 17, 2000 were remembered in a service at St Etheldreda’s Church in the Hertfordshire town.

The Hatfield crash was among a spate of fatal accidents on Britain’s railways.

The victims were Steve Arthur, 46, from Pease Pottage, West Sussex; Peter Monkhouse, 50, of Leeds; Leslie Gray, 43, of Tuxford, Nottinghamshire; and Robert James Alcorn, 37, of Auckland, New Zealand.

The network’s safety record has vastly improved since that period.

Father Darren Collins, who was due to conduct the service on Saturday, October 17, told PA: “It was

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