Peter Afford, 56, of Bushey, Hertfordshire, was accused of unlawfully killing Hemel Hempstead journalist Ruth Holland, 54, and with endangering passengers' lives by failing to stop at a red signal. Mr Afford, who was employed by North London Railways, was committed to St Albans Crown Court by Watford magistrates.
A pre-trial hearing will be held on 9 May. The crash happened on 8 August last year when the 17.04 Euston-to-Watford Junction train, which he was driving, crashed into an empty train at Watford. Seventy passengers were injured.Reuse content