rail safety


Signal passed at danger near Loughborough

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is undertaking an investigation into a signal being passed at danger (red) near Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 26 March 2020. Read More

‘A business can’t be successful if it’s unsafe’

Zoe Hands, Operations Director at MerseyRail, discusses how her skills and experience as a Health & Safety professional equipped her for the position of Operations Director. Read More

Margam rail accident: ‘No lookout involvement’ when track workers struck by train

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued an interim report following an incident in which track workers were struck by a train at Margam, South Wales Read More

Near miss between a passenger train and lorry at level crossing

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its report into a near miss between a passenger train and lorry, which occurred at Mucking AHB level crossing in Essex. Read More

‘Loose screws’ to blame for open doors on train travelling 80mph

‘Loose screws’ have been found on ‘at least 60 doorways’ in Greater Anglia’s refurbished class 321 carriages. Read More

Croydon tram crash: Driver will not face prosecution

The driver of a tram that crashed in Croydon and killed seven people will not face prosecution for manslaughter. 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

Waterloo worker death: Engineer killed at Waterloo station

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed that an engineer has been killed whilst working on travellator at Waterloo Station. Read More

Suicide prevention on the railways: In conversation with Network Rail’s Ian Stevens

It is a sobering fact that a suicide occurs, on average on British railways every 36 hours. Read More

ORR releases annual report on railway safety

The Official Rail and Road (ORR) has published its annual report on railway health and safety, stating three key areas that the industry must work on, over the next year. Read More



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