KeolisAmey Metrolink strengthens commitment to employee safety

KeolisAmey Metrolink (KAM) has made it easier for its employees to speak up about health and safety concerns by becoming a member of CIRAS – the confidential health and safety reporting service for the UK transport sector. When an employee...

GWR helps more than 200 victims of domestic abuse get to a place of safety

The Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme has helped more than 150 adults and 70 children flee domestic abuse by providing free rail travel. ‘Rail to Refuge’ provides free train travel across the GWR network and nationally for...

Lockdown lift and start of spring sparks youth rail safety warning across South London, Surrey and Sussex

New data has revealed there was a shocking 40% increase in youth trespass incidents in South East London, Surrey and Sussex after the region emerged from the first national lockdown. Shocking stats1 reveal that the lifting of lockdown in July 2020...

Transport for Wales staff to use body-worn cameras

CUSTOMERS of Transport for Wales can travel in added safety after conductors and station staff were provided with body cameras. More than 250 state-of-the-art cameras will be rolled out across 15 key locations around the network, including Cardiff, Chester, Swansea...

Zonegreen develops derailer powered by sun

Sheffield-based rail safety specialists, Zonegreen, have launched an innovative solar powered derailer, to bring clients environmental and economic benefits. The firm has developed a means of integrating renewable energy into a powered derailer, improving the safety of depot staff, whilst...

Mechan given safety accolade by Siemens Mobility

Sheffield-based Mechan has received recognition from one of the world’s largest rail industry companies for its positive impact on the safety of depot workers. The heavy lifting and handling specialist won the Contribution to Safety and Quality (Supplier) award at...

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 chain The 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...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...