Safety

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for saving...

Free lunchtime webinar from CIRAS: The importance of raising health and safety concerns

As transport workers around the country return to work after the lockdown, having been either working from home or furloughed, they are finding that...

Horrifying image of woman attempting to cross live railway with a pushchair

A woman has been seen trying to cross the track with her pram at Hilsea station near Portsmouth - an area with a third-rail...

Eight incidents that should never have happened

RULES ARE TO BE OBEYED. BUT ARE THEY ALL GOOD ENOUGH? ARE THERE TOO MANY? WHY DO TRACK WORKERS DECIDE NOT TO FOLLOW THEM?RailStaff’s...

White zone working now!

The RAIB'S annual reports look back at accident investigations over the last twelve months and makes some recommendations for the future.Safety expert Colin Wheeler...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at 06:38 with only...

New British-made face coverings kill bacteria

At a time when the British public is being asked to wear a face covering when on trains, in shops and enclosed spaces, 1TcA...

Class investigation into signalling operation

RAIB has investigated the effects on human performance in signalling operation following "numerous incidents in which signaller decision-making has been pivotal"The work of signallers,...

Another trackworker death. What more can be done?

Another railway worker - a controller of site safety - has been struck by a train and killed. What more do we need to...

O’Neill & Brennan keeping the rail workforce safe from COVID-19

As the world slowly returns to normal, and the lockdown eases, more and more people are returning to work.Those who can, will still largely...

Cover up on trains

Face coverings on trains, as well as other forms of public transport, became mandatory on 15 June.To prepare passengers, all of the train operators...

Train operators kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria

As train services are set to increase around the country, a number of train operators are trying out new anti-virus agents to deep clean...

Level crossing warnings as misuse statistics rise

As people emerge from lockdown, Network Rail and British Transport Police are concerned at the dramatic increase in the number of people risking their...

Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the new regulations during...

Trespassers at risk near Whitby, North Yorkshire

Walkers in the area of Sleights, about five miles southwest of Whitby in North Yorkshire, are being warned not to trespass on the railway.Network...

Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

Network Rail has produced a comic book which highlights the devastating consequences trespassing on the railway can have.It has been produced as part of...

Network Rail supports Northumberland school with donations of PPE

Malcolm Tait, a mobile operations manager for Network Rail, based in Morpeth, has donated spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to a local school so...

RAIB published 2019 Annual Report

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its 2019 Annual Report.It was a busy year. During the period from 1 January to 31...