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RailSport 2018: Speed, stamina and passion at the 25th annual games

Between 8-9 September, the long-running industry sports event welcomed hundreds of competitors back to Loughborough to challenge rivals old and new for a RailSport...

What steps are being taken to reduce the risk posed by working at height?

Working at height is a common scenario on worksites. It can include anything from using a ladder to working on a flat roof.  Anywhere...

Edinburgh launches competition to create tram driver monitoring system

An open challenge has been launched to find and fund a solution to detect when a tram driver might be about to lose consciousness. Spearheaded...

Grayling chooses replacement for ORR chair Stephen Glaister

A former airport CEO is set to replace Stephen Glaister as the chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR). Declan Collier, who recently left London City...

ORR urges industry to do more to support its workforce

The ORR’s director of railway safety has said he fears there could be a disconnect between frontline staff and management if the industry doesn’t...

Cycle to Work scheme: Why ditch the steering wheel for the saddle?

Doubts about his fitness discouraged Martin Ward from ever attempting the long cycle to work. That was until a major fault to his car...

Firms urged to prevent work-related lung cancer

Rail companies have been urged to take action to reduce the number of deaths from work-related lung cancers. On World Lung Cancer Day, the Institute...

The Rail Safety Summit: A safer railway for CP6

While the statistics show that working on the railway in 2018 is a far safer vocation than it was decades ago, staff still face...

Specialist police medics now being deployed on bikes in London

BTP's specialist police medics in London were deployed on bikes for the first time over the weekend in a move to decrease their deployment...

How wearable technology is starting to influence rail’s health and safety landscape

Oliver Marteaux, principal of horizon scanning at the RSSB, looks at wearable wellbeing.    RSSB, as part of the R&D cross-industry programme that it runs on...

Rail worker dies following accident at Bearsden station

A rail worker has died following a fall from a ladder at Bearsden station. The incident happened shortly before 10am on June 5 in East Dunbartonshire,...

BTP opens first regional counter-terrorism unit

The British Transport Police (BTP) has opened its first regional counter-terrorism unit as part of a "major uplift" in its counter-terrorism capabilities. BTP said the introduction of...

TfL begins process to install automatic braking system on tram network

A new system that automatically applies the brakes should the speed limit be exceeded at high risk locations on London's Tramlink tram network could be...

Plans in place for royal wedding as more than 100,000 expected to travel to Windsor

The British Transport Police (BTP) has revealed it has spent months piecing together plans to ensure the travelling public get to their destination safely...

Track workers clear path of approaching train with 2 seconds to spare

A group of track workers narrowly avoided being hit by a passenger train when they cleared trolleys from its path with two seconds to...

Chiltern Railways passengers trial train yoga

Choo-Choo, Aisle Twist and Train Tracks were three yoga poses that were practiced by passengers onboard a Chiltern Railways service on April 4. On its 12.55...

Understanding arc flash

The surface temperature of the sun is around 5,500 degrees Celsius - a little cooler than the centre of the earth. It’s hard to...

Urgent safety warning after train hits rail left on open line

Rail accident investigators have raised serious safety concerns after a train near Inverness struck a 130-metre length of rail that had been left on...