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Relief after bridge collapse

2 August 2016

Leader of TSSA comments after media reports of bridge collapse in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire.

Manuel Cortes, leader of the TSSA rail union, said:

"We are greatly relieved that no passengers suffered injury as a result of this bridge collapse. We need a full investigation to ensure lessons are learnt so no such incidents are repeated in the future when we might not be so lucky.

"It shows the important work being done by Network Rail's maintenance teams to prevent the deterioration of ageing structures and how government must continue to invest in those teams and that vital work in which our members play a key role."

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