RAIB releases report into Carmarthenshire derailment and fire

RAIB has released its report into the derailment and fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, 26 August 2020. At about 23:04 hrs on 26 August 2020, train 6A11, the 21:52 hrs service from Robeston (Milford Haven) to Theale,...

Sella Controls wins contract for Taffs Well Depot Control System

Sella Controls Limited has announced a contract award by Amey to supply the Depot Control System at Taffs Well, Wales. Taffs Well Depot is a modern installation being built by Transport for Wales (TfW) as the base for its new...

Researchers say new system will instantly detect ‘leaves on the line’

Engineers at Loughborough University, the University of Sheffield, and engineering firm Perpetuum are developing an on-board system for trains that can identify low adhesion hazards such as ‘leaves on the line’ and other issues that cause the rail equivalent...

Health and Wellbeing Index wins key occupational health award

RSSB’s Health and Wellbeing Index (HWI) won the Best Multidisciplinary Initiative at the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Plus Awards this week. Created by health economists with rail body RSSB, the index allows organisations to calculate the impact of health and...

RSSB: LHSBR Quarterly Progress Report

Leading Health and Safety on Britain’s Railway (LHSBR) was published in April 2020. The framework presented in LHSBR sets a direction for how the industry will work together to make the railway better and safer. It sets out 12 priority...

Switch on to rail safety

Network Rail, in partnership with the rail industry, has launched a new, free educational rail safety programme for children. Closely aligned to key stage levels – for age groups 3 -6, 7-11 and 12 -16 – the Switched On...

RSSB Training: A Vital Aid to Understanding Rail Accidents

Britain’s railway is among the world’s safest. To keep it that way, organisations that work on or around the railway must learn from any accidents that happen, or nearly happen. That’s the key to preventing them, and training has...

FirstClass Safety & Control donates Depot Protection System for National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure

The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI), has received a Depot Protection system from Depot Safety specialist FirstClass Safety & Control (FCSC) to support training and familiarisation for the college’s trainees and lecturers. FCSC donated a working Depot Protection...

Rail safety project launched by South Western Railway in partnership with UK Youth

South Western Railway (SWR) is investing in a rail safety project in partnership with UK Youth, a leading charity with the vision that all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their...

FIRSTCLASS SAFETY & CONTROL CHOSEN TO SAFEGUARD ETIHAD RAIL’S AL-FAYA OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY

Staff working for Etihad Rail will benefit from international best practice in health and safety, in part thanks to innovative depot protection technology from FirstClass Safety & Control. The UK-based rail safety specialist has been commissioned to design, manufacture and...

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Future rail engineers encouraged to apply for Arkwright Engineering Scholarship

Future rail engineers are being encouraged to apply for a place on the Arkwright Engineering Scholarship, the application deadline...