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‘Invest in technology to manage rail industry’s high risks’

Rail safety professionals have been encouraged to make the most of technology and data to manage the industry's high risks. George Bearfield, RSSB's director for systems...

Low-speed tram collision in Manchester to be referred to RAIB

Manchester's Metrolink will be liaising with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) after a low-speed collision on the tram network this morning. Shortly before 8.30am...

Croydon tram crash: 7 safety improvements following the tragedy

Transport for London (TfL) has revealed the seven safety improvements that have been made following the Croydon tram crash. Marking the one year anniversary of...

Rail Safety Week: Spreading the message

A booklet entitled 'The Safety Movement' was handed out to Great Western Railway employees in 1913 to try to encourage its workforce to adopt...

Round-up: The Rail Safety Summit 2017

The offices of solicitors Eversheds Sutherland near St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London was the venue this year. It was my pleasure...

Specialist weed-eliminating rail firm granted investment for European growth

Weed-eliminating firm Weedfree on Track has been awarded £2 million to grow its business in Europe. The Huddersfield-based company uses an advanced weed control train, which uses...

BTP releases video of near misses as trespass figures reach all-time high

New figures have revealed that more people than ever are risking their lives by trespassing on the railway. In 2016, there were more than 8,000...

RSSB to roll out trial Rule Book app

Guards at South West Trains are testing out a new mobile app designed to give rail staff easier access to the Rule Book. Around 800...

DOO – Analysed & Explained

The term DOO (Driver Only Operation) has created mayhem in railway circles recently, with much publicised industrial action taking place that has caused misery...

Ten years after – Grayrigg remembered

The RSSB has drawn attention to the tenth anniversary of the Grayrigg railway accident. The tragic crash marked the last train accident that killed...

Getting active in 2017

Is staff wellbeing treated as seriously as it deserves to be? An engineer working on site will be issued with ear defenders to protect...

Protecting the railway

As we enter the New Year, here at British Transport Police we are looking ahead to how we can continue keeping safe the millions...

Finding a positive safety message

The railway has a moral, commercial and legal responsibility to do things safely, but what is it that motivates individuals and organisations to improve?...

Embedding safety into 4LM

Managing risk on a project isn’t just about being the safety police, says Sarah; it is much more important to support and encourage safe...

ORR Annual Report for 2015/16

The annual report of the Office of Rail and Road was issued on July 19th. Its key message is that our railways are the safest...

Essential focus on safety

The dramatic growth in rail passenger numbers in the UK is presenting a fundamental challenge to the industry’s safety performance, says Network Rail safety director...

Think Safety, Act Safely – The story behind Stobart Rail’s new safety vision

Is there a secret to creating an effective, impactful health and safety campaign? More often than not, such posters and videos use shock tactics...

Not just dust – Rail’s role in cross-industry drive to tackle silica dust

Representatives from the rail sector were involved in a cross-industry debate to develop a new, more collaborative approach to controlling silica dust in the...