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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...

With 8 regional directors destined to take over when Mark Carne retires, will our railways be any safer?

When Mark Carne took over as chief executive of Network Rail more than four years ago he inherited an ambitious programme of works which...

Investigation launched into what happened when Lewisham train was stranded in freezing weather

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has announced it is looking into the events following the stranding of trains in freezing weather near Lewisham...

Getting smart on safety

The need for confidential reporting was one of the central recommendations that came out of the Cullen Inquiry into the Ladbroke Grove disaster which...

ORR deputy chief inspector moves to RSSB

The Office of Rail and Road's (ORR) deputy chief inspector Johnny Schute has been appointed chief operating officer of RSSB.RSSB CEO Mark Phillips said...

Investigators appeal for witnesses after woman is dragged into tunnel by Tube train

RAIB investigators are asking for witnesses to come forward after an elderly woman was dragged into a London Underground tunnel when her bag became...

“We’d rather talk about football” – Men and mental health

Working trackside can be a challenging existence. Long night shifts in miserable weather are written into the job description.Dave Lee has spent most of...

Railway Mission – Resilience and support

Staff welfare has long been thought to be an important part of any successful business. Although, in the past, the focus has been on...