SWR receives BTP accreditation for safeguarding vulnerable people

South Western Railway (SWR) has become the UK’s second train operator to achieve accreditation of the British Transport Police’s Safeguarding in Rail scheme. The scheme recognises the need to support the most vulnerable members of society on the railway. In securing...

Greater Anglia appoints safeguarding and trespass prevention manager

Greater Anglia has appointed Georgia Payne as its new safeguarding and trespass prevention manager. Georgia joined the train operator from British Transport Police, where she worked as a vulnerability researcher. The newly created role will focus on prioritising safeguarding of vulnerable...

Safety shock for Lincoln freshers as alarming CCTV footage is released

Lincoln’s latest cohort of students have been taught a lesson in rail safety, after worrying CCTV footage shows a man stumble across a level crossing. Captured at a level crossing in the heart of the city on Lincoln High Street,...

Safety improvements in Bath protect both the railway and a bit of history

Network Rail has completed essential safety improvement work to the iconic low balustrade wall at Sydney Gardens in Bath, including the installation of railings to prevent trespassers from being able to gain access to the track. The wall itself was...

Zonegreen points Bournemouth depot to safer future

A South Western Railway maintenance depot in Bournemouth, which is key to the smooth running of London area train services has improved its safety controls, thanks to Zonegreen. The Sheffield-based rail safety specialist has undertaken a complete overhaul of its...

Rail glass specialist Dellner rebrands

Transport glass and fabrication specialists Dellner Romag Ltd and Dellner Percy Lane, have launched a new website as part of the ongoing transformation of the company’s brand and increased offering. Dellner Glass Solutions incorporates Dellner Romag Ltd, a specialist laminated...

Work continues to improve level-crossing safety in Horsham this August bank holiday weekend

Network Rail engineers have successfully completed upgrades to Littlehaven level crossing and now have the bank holiday weekend to complete final stages of work at Parsonage Road level crossing in Horsham while the railway is less busy. People travelling through...

Regulator will monitor safety and passenger info through strikes

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) will monitor the safety of Britain’s railways and how passengers are kept informed of disruptions during the forthcoming period of industrial action. HM Railway Inspectors will be out and about across Britain undertaking...

Bringing non-technical skills into the open

Safety incidents on the UK’s railway often have complex causes. They could be influenced by gaps in technical skills, like repairing track or operating signals. But they could also be influenced by people not communicating well or not spotting...

FirstClass Team continues to Expand with two new members

UK based Rail Depot Safety specialist, FirstClass Safety & Control, has added two new members to their team as project orders continue to come in thick and fast. Tony Blacker and Kirsty Light have joined FirstClass at an exciting time,...

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DfT publishes funding plans for Control Period 7

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the High-Level Output Specification (HLOS) and Statement of Funds Available (SoFA) for...