Thameslink fined £1m after horror accident

A train company was fined £1m for failing in its health and safety duties after a passenger was killed in a horror accident. Train enthusiast Simon Brown, 24, was hit by a gantry as the Gatwick Express train approached Wandsworth Common station on August 7, 2016. Mr Brown was described by his family as a ‘train fanatic’ and as a 13-years-old volunteered on the Bluebell Line steam railway near his family home in East Grinstead, West Sussex. He had recently…

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