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Railway Safety - Articles and news items

Artesyn expands ControlSafe™ SIL4 COTS Rail Computing Platform to address more train control and rail signaling applications

Rail industry news / 20 September 2016 /

Provides cost-effective solution for high I/O capacity wayside applications…

What are the implications of satellite-guided digital rail networks?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 15 September 2016 /

Nigel Davies, Head of QinetiQ’s Secured Navigation group, explores the potential risks and benefits of the increasing use of satellite signals in rail networks.

RSSB launches app to reduce risk on station platforms

Rail industry news / 14 September 2016 /

The RSSB have launched a new industry app designed to record station platform risk assessments on a mobile smart device.

RSSB to develop Rule Book app for rail staff

Rail industry news / 13 September 2016 /

The RSSB will be leading a programme to modernise rail safety guidance in the form of a Rule Book app for staff.

Vigo-Porto train derails in Spain killing at least four people

Rail industry news / 9 September 2016 /

According to reports, a Portuguese train derailed at 09:30 local time on Friday 09 September in north-west Spain.

Artesyn announces SIL4 certification for ControlSafe™ COTS rail safety platform

Rail industry news / 2 September 2016 /

Fail-safe, fault-tolerant system for train control and rail signaling accelerates time-to-market for rail application developers…

RSSB announces new Safety Management Intelligence System

Rail industry news / 25 August 2016 /

The RSSB has announced the introduction of a new on-line safety reporting system. The Safety Management Intelligence System is due to go live on 05 December 2016.

Wireless sensors could be answer to improving level crossing safety

Rail industry news / 18 August 2016 /

The Institute of Railway Research is exploring the possibility of fitting self-powered wireless sensors to improve level crossing safety.

Staff responsibility in case rail accidents get further attention

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 12 August 2016 /

Regular blogger Peter van der Mark looks at the developments around the Spanish high-speed rail accident in Santiago de Compostela following ERA intervention…

Hull Trains installs state-of-the-art CCTV system on-board all trains

Rail industry news / 8 August 2016 /

Hull Trains has installed a sophisticated IP-Based CCTV System on-board all trains coinciding with the launch of a new customer safety campaign.

Level Crossing Safety supplement 2016

Issue 4 2016, Supplements, Z Homepage promo / 25 July 2016 /

In our latest Level Crossing Safety Supplement, Estonian Railways and the Finnish Transport Agency share their safety plans and progress, plus CER’s Libor Lochman highlights the need for public authorities, road organisations and users to play their part in contributing to level crossing safety…

Belgium rail crash: passenger train collides with freight train killing three

Rail industry news / 6 June 2016 /

A passenger train has reportedly crashed into the back of a freight train near Liege in Belgium killing at least three people.

 

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