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Railway Fears

News of the World - October 2007

News of the World- October  2007

We were contacted by a train driver who wanted to blow the whistle on a 'disaster waiting to happen'.

Our whistleblower revealed how freight train drivers were falling asleep at the wheel.

He told us how drivers would sleep for miles, missing crucial stop signals and hurtling past unmanned crossings.

The story in the News of the World resulted in an internal investigation into the problem by the railway companies.