Railway Safety


ORR confirms green light for Elizabeth line opening

London’s Elizabeth line has received its final authorisations of its trains, stations, and infrastructure from the rail regulator ahead of its opening on Tuesday 24 May. Read More

RAIB to investigate after track worker struck by train

RAIB has opened an investigation after track worker was struck by a train near Chalfont & Latimer station, Buckinghamshire. Read More

Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is ‘adding value to the light rail and tramway sector’, according to ORR review

The ORR has published a review which outlines how the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board (LRSSB) is adding value to the light rail and tramway sector. Read More

Croydon tram crash: ORR opens prosecutions against driver

The ORR has opened prosecutions against the driver of the Croydon tram which crashed, killing seven people, in November 2016. Read More

Train driver struck and fatally injured

A train driver has been struck and killed by a passing train, after leaving his cab when waiting in a siding. Read More

RAIB to conduct preliminary inspection after passenger is trapped in doors and “dragged” along platform at north-London station

The RAIB have issued an investigation after a woman was “dragged” along a platform after getting her hand stuck in a London Overground train. Read More

Amey Rail fined £600,000 for health and safety failings

A rail infrastructure and engineering company carrying out modifications to the track layout during the reconstruction of Market Harborough station has been fined £600,000 for health and safety breaches. Read More

RAIB opens investigation into Salisbury Tunnel Junction collision

Rail Accident Investigation Branch investigation will seek to identify the sequence of events which led to Salisbury Tunnel Junction collision. Read More

Managing asbestos on the railway

SCOOTEC takes a look at the use and presence of asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the rail network, both within buildings, rolling stock (trains) and rail infrastructure. Read More

ORR annual rail safety statistics released

Annual statistics, including accidents to passengers, workforce, and members of the public have been released. Read More



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