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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...

“There’s a lot more to do” – Mark Carne on mental health

Network Rail's chief executive, Mark Carne, gave a frank reply when asked if he thought the organisation was doing enough to prioritise mental health:...

How much is ill health costing the rail industry?

Ill health costs the UK rail industry around £790 million a year. It is a staggering figure which demonstrates why health and wellbeing matters...

Crossrail: reaching new heights

There's far more to Crossrail than a 73-mile railway. Stewart Thorpe discovers how the project has helped to set new wellbeing standards.  Accident levels during...

Q&A: How TfL is tackling mental health

Ray Roberts, head of mental health at Transport for London (TfL), answers questions about how London's public transport authority looks after the mental health...

Opening up about mental health

Sharon Stevens remembers the exact moment last year when her depression caught up with her. It was a Friday morning. She opened up her...

Investigation launched into Glenfinnan landslip

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has launched an investigation into the dramatic landslip that derailed a train between Lochailort and Glenfinnan in the...

iMechE calls for urgent action over harmful emissions

Diesel and bi-mode rolling stock must be assessed to understand the effect that pollutants have on commuters and railway workers. That is according to a new...

HST train cab struck by tree in Plymouth

Mark Hopwood, Great Western Railway’s managing director, took to LinkedIn to deliver a cautionary new year message after the cab of one of the...