Paddington rail crash


Listening inclusively: Check your own biases

Why don’t people always listen effectively? How can we overcome safety silence? Director of CIRAS Catherine Baker explores... Read More

Paddington rail crash 20 years on: Are safety standards slipping?

On the morning of 5 October 1999, two trains traveling at 130mph collided and crashed into each other, causing the death of 31 passengers at Ladbroke Grove. Read More

Probability case study: the Paddington rail crash

Phil Chambers BSc, CMIOSH Strategic Safety Systems Ltd: For another real example of how probabilities combine to create an incident, I'll take the Paddington rail crash. This was caused by a train outbound from Paddington going through a red signal (SN 109) and colliding with the inbound train. Read More



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