Railway Safety


‘SeatFinder’ launched to enable social distancing on trains

Train operator Southeastern is sharing train load data directly with passengers so they can understand carriage capacity before boarding services and social distance more effectively. Read More

RAIB to investigate Carmont train derailment

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has said it will investigate the fatal accident that occurred near Carmont on the national rail network in Scotland on 12 August 2020. Read More

Trains still discharging waste onto tracks

Approximately 350 rail vehicles continue to discharge waste on the tracks, according to a report in Rail Magazine. Read More

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



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