‘Faulty points’ to blame for Grayrigg train derailment

'Faulty points' were to blame for the train derailment near Grayrigg, Cumbria which caused the death of 84 year old Margaret Masson, an inquest jury has found. The Virgin train derailed on the West Coast Main...

Network Rail fined £20,000 for ‘dangerous level crossing’ in Eastergate, West Sussex

Network Rail has been fined £20,000, the maximum fine a magistrates’ court can impose, and ordered to pay costs of £4,750 at Worthing Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to a health and safety offence...

Eurostar raises the bar on environmental commitments

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, today launched the next phase of its pioneering environmental programme, Tread Lightly, and announced a range of ambitious new targets and initiatives. This wide...

We ask the rail safety experts… Part 7

In preparation for this year’s Rail Safety Summit, we sat down with leading figures from the rail safety industry and asked them a series of pressing questions about safety practices within the rail industry. Today’s...

PHS Besafe makes a stand against illegal rail PPE

Tony McGovern, Commercial Manager at PHS is making a stand against counterfeit, non-conformance and illegal personal equipment at Infrarail this year in a bid to 'ensure rail workers are given the best possible protection...

Gore & Cosalt keep rail workers protected

Technical fabric specialist Gore and safety garment manufacturer for the rail industry Cosalt will show their latest workwear products at Railtex this year. Together they will show their products for rail workers at Stand A61,...

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...

Too wet, too hot, too cold

Global warming is a phrase we’ve all become familiar with. However, it is perhaps a little difficult to understand how global warming can result in cold winters and floods, so perhaps ‘climate change’ is...

We interviewed the Leading Safety Experts – here’s what they had to say…

Ahead of the upcoming Safety Conference, we wondered what our speakers had to say about the state of safety in the UK Rail Industry. Here's what they had to say: QUESTION 1: The RSSB’s RIDDOR Review identified...

The Rail Safety Summit

Good ideas, now to make them reality Loughborough University was the venue for the Rail Safety Summit I chaired on May 18th. It was attended by no fewer than 110 delegates. Train operating companies, big and...

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