Railway Safety


Rail regulator warns trespassers after 25% increase in year-on-year incidents

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has urged people to stop taking unnecessary risks around the railway, with the rail regulator seeing a spike in near miss incidents being reported as well as a surge in actual trespass incidents on the railway. Read More

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

The Importance of legionella record keeping and monitoring on the railway

You have undertaken your Legionella risk assessment and it is has identified all of the foreseeable risks posed by Legionella in your buildings, carriage wash plant and on board your trains. So, what do you need to do next? 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

Dutch railway staff go through emergency training to increase safety on trains

Dutch railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), has partnered with G4S to design and deliver training courses for railway staff. 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



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