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RAIB investigates train overspeeding in Aberdeenshire

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch is looking into how two trains went through an emergency speed restriction between Laurencekirk and Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, on 4 December 2020 without reducing speed.The incidents happened between about 06:35 and 07:40 on 4 December...

New health and safety passport for HS2 workers

HS2 is working with Midland-based Biosite to develop a new initiative that will boost health and safety and competency insight across the supply chainThe company building England’s new high-speed rail network and its contractors have taken a major step...

RAIB issues safety message after derailment at Bognor Regis

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released a Safety Digest covering a recent derailment at Bognor Regis station.On 22 October 2020, at around 05:14 hrs, the 05:05 hrs passenger service from Bognor Regis to Littlehampton derailed around 58...

Is white-zone working the answer for the future?

Now that the report on the fatal accident at Margam has been released, it is time to make sure such an incident can never take place again.Having track workers maintain a live railway track is always fraught with danger...

Safety is all about people

In a footnote to his main article, Colin Wheeler asks whether the lack of face-to-face communication is resulting in an increase in accidents and incidents?As we approach the end of a year like no other for most of us,...

BTP celebrates five years of Project Servator

Under Project Servator, unpredictable, highly visible and intelligence-led British Transport Police (BTP) patrols disrupt a wide range of criminal activity, including terrorism, while providing a reassuring presence for passengers.The officers that carry out these patrols are specially trained in...

Railway contractor HQ obtains world-first IMMUNE certification

International consultancy and construction company Mace. Which refurbished Birmingham New Street station and is in the process of delivering Brent Cross West, has obtained the first IMMUNE Building Standard™ (IMMUNE™) certification globally for its headquarters at 155 Moorgate in...

RAIB issues Urgent Safety Advice to freight wagon maintainers

Following the derailment and a fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, on 26 August 2020, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued urgent safety advice to Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECMs), urging them to review...

Pedestrian saved by dog on railway crossing

Only the actions of his dog saved a pedestrian, who was wearing headphones when using a footpath level crossing in East Yorkshire, as he narrowly escaped being hit by a train.The near-miss incident happened at Snuff Mill Lane level...

Rail companies work with police to promote use of face coverings

The British Transport Police is working with four train companies, Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink, as part of a new pilot in London to further encourage people to wear face coverings.Supporting the industry’s Safer Travel Pledge, the pilot...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...