Network Rail completes £600,000 investment at quarry sidings in Derbyshire

Workers at Dove Holes Quarry rail sidings at Peak Forest in Derbyshire are benefitting from a £600k investment to improve safety at the site as part of Network Rail's Freight Safety Improvement Portfolio (FSIP).   The two-year project saw the construction...

Employers and staff to benefit from new RSSB health data

Rail body RSSB is publishing a new quarterly report which helps organisations get a better understanding of their health and wellbeing performance. Aimed at health, HR, and operational decision makers, the new report provides access to shared, aggregated data to...

DB Cargo UK launches new safety campaign

Rail logistics provider, DB Cargo UK, has launched a major new campaign in its ongoing drive to deliver safety excellence across all its operations. Called ‘Together. We’re Safer. Together. We’re DB’, the campaign explicitly empowers the company’s 2,200 colleagues to...

RAIB publishes Annual Report for 2021

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its annual report covering the period 1 January to 31 December 2021. The report summarises operational and investigative activity undertaken by the Branch during the year. During 2021, 391 notifications were received...

Keeping tags on freight to improve safety

More than 15,000 freight locomotives and wagons are to be fitted with technology that enables the condition of wheelsets – a pair of wheels mounted on an axle – to be monitored in real-time. The work is part of...

New tool launched to measure social value of Britain’s railway

A new online tool to help the rail industry measure the social value of its investments, infrastructure projects and day-to-day operations has been launched today. The Rail Social Value Tool (RSVT), co-funded by Network Rail, is provided by the Rail...

Rail Safety Week 2022 – Register for the Launch Event!

Don't forget to register now for our 2022 launch event! There are limited spaces available so make sure you register now to avoid disappointment. Line Up TBA - (Watch our Socials) Date: 20th June 2022 - PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS...

RSSB: Standards Annual Report

The new and revised standards published in 2021 had a combined estimated benefit of about £15.7m over five years. The true value is probably much more than that. You can read more about these in our 2021 Standards Annual...

GTR appoints Samantha Facey in safety-focused director role

Rail operator Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has appointed previous interim Head of Safety and Health, Samantha Facey, as Health, Safety and Security Director, further reinforcing the firm’s commitment to ensuring that everyone working and travelling on GTR’s network comes...

RAIB: Carmont derailment due to faulty drainage work

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into the fatal derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire, 12th August 2020. At around 09:37 hrs on Wednesday 12 August 2020, the 06:38 hrs service from Aberdeen to...

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Travel in confidence with Hull Trains

Passengers can travel in confidence with Hull Trains as regular timetables return following last week’s disruption. The operator introduced reduced...