The tragedy of what happened more than three years ago is still fresh in our minds today.
Being in Stonehaven in the aftermath, going to the site at Carmont and speaking to those affected was the most emotionally draining experience I’ve had as an MP. The poignant service of commemoration held at Stonehaven railway station was only a small indication of the vast grief experienced on that day, and the weeks and months which followed.
But that was nothing compared to the heartache and disbelief of all the families and emergency personnel involved.
It is my heartfelt hope that the families of Brett McCullough, Donald Dinnie and Christopher Stuchbury are given somekind of closure, soon – they are owed tangible change and the guarantee that tragic accidents on the railway will be avoided.