News Blog for the Essex Rail Users Federation - www.eruf.org
Friday, 26 November 2010
Train Crash Tanker Driver Jailed For 15 Months
The tanker driver responsible for the serious derailment of a train on the Sudbury branch line in August has been jailed for 15 months. Arvydas Bartasius, a Lithuanian living in Ely, had pleaded guilty to endangering safety when he crossed the tracks without first seeking permission from the signalman. The NXEA train was travelling between 50mph and 60mph when it struck the tanker, injuring 22 people. Bartasius was also banned from driving for three years.