Southeastern to be sentenced over station overshoot

Train operator Southeastern is to be sentenced over an incident on 8 November 2010 when one of its trains 'overran a station by almost two-and-a-half miles'. The incident involved a commuter train travelling from Charing Cross...

Network Rail fined £150,000 over rail worker incidents

Network Rail has been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £32,500 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for breaches of health and safety law which led to...

Just how do you design Safety into rail products and services?

Britain’s railways are among the safest in Europe, ranking second for passenger safety and sixth for workforce safety out of 25 EU member states. Anna Walker, non-executive Chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation, recently...

Crossrails Wallasea Island RSPB nature reserve ready thanks to BAM Nuttall

Crossrail has taken another step towards the creation of a new 1,500 acre RSPB nature reserve with the completion of a new 180 metre jetty at Wallasea Island in Essex.  The jetty will receive...

Medically trained BTP officers deployed on the Tube

Medically trained British Transport Police officers will be deployed across the Tube network later this month to help 'speed up the response when passengers are taken ill' on the Underground, Transport for London has...

RSSB to roll out trial Rule Book app

Guards at South West Trains are testing out a new mobile app designed to give rail staff easier access to the Rule Book. Around 800 of the TOC’s guards will be trialling and providing feedback on the smartphone app with the hope the RSSB-led initiative will be made available for the whole industry in late […]

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Network Rail plans to reduce level crossing misuse in Lincoln

Network Rail is developing plans to reduce the risk of misuse at High Street and Brayford Wharf level crossings in Lincoln. The company is seeking to improve pedestrian access around the city through provision of...

Scooter hit by train at level crossing

Network Rail has said at 1.10pm yesterday afternoon (May 22, 2012) the driver of the 12.18pm First Great Western London Paddington to Taunton service reported hitting a vehicle at the Ufton Nervet level crossing...

Embedding safety into 4LM

Managing risk on a project isn’t just about being the safety police, says Sarah; it is much more important to support and encourage safe practice. On something like the Four Lines Modernisation (4LM) project, probably one of the largest and most complex resignalling programmes in the world, that philosophy is being put to the test. […]

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New Zealand rail rescue service

Plasser & Theurer’s MFS system of conveyor and hopper units has been put to the test in the Manawatu Gorge on New Zealand’s North Island. Following a landslide, 60 metres of tracks were buried...

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