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Siemens Mobility strikes gold with safety partnership

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Siemens Mobility has been awarded a gold disc, symbolising its Gold partnership with Rail Safe Friendly, a social impact programme aimed at enhancing rail safety and reducing the number of trespass incidents.

The Rail Safe Friendly programme provides schools and the rail industry with an opportunity to work together to improve rail safety awareness among young people across the UK using content from Network Rail’s Switched On Rail Safety website.

The gold partnership is a reflection of Siemens Mobility’s commitment to support schools across the UK and is directly aligned with 150 of those closest to its sites, projects and offices, helping pupils learn how to stay safe around railway tracks.

Rob Morris, Joint CEO for Siemens Mobility UK & Ireland, said: “The safety of people on and around the railway must continue to be at the forefront of our minds in the rail industry. We must be relentless in ensuring that tragic accidents involving young people are consigned to the history books, and education about the dangers posed by the rail network is vital.”

“We are immensely proud of the impact our partnership with Rail Safe Friendly has had so far. The engagement from schools across the UK has been outstanding, and we are excited to see this continue to grow as we further our partnership.”

Since becoming partners in February this year Rail Safe Friendly has engaged with 53 schools across the country on behalf of Siemens Mobility and will support another 100 over the coming months. The sessions are tailored across all school ages, with at the core of each session an emphasis on how pupils can keep themselves, friends and family safe around the railway.

Stuart Heaton, managing director of Rail Safe Friendly and Learn Live, said: “We are delighted to be working with Siemens Mobility to educate young people about rail safety through the Rail Safe Friendly Programme. Through their support we will be able to reach even more children with vital rail safety awareness with the aim of saving lives and preventing injuries on the country’s rail network and in yards, depots and sidings.

“It is crucial that children receive vital knowledge, at a young age, to keep them rail safe. The Rail Safe Friendly programme seeks to educate children and young people on the many dangers that are present on the railway.”

Siemens Mobility looks forward to expanding this engagement to many more schools, continuing its commitment to rail safety education.

Image credit: Siemens Mobility UK

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