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Railway Safety - Articles and news items

Railway trespassers in the South West hits a five-year high

Rail industry news / 18 April 2017 /

New figures have revealed that more people than ever in the South West are risking their lives by trespassing on the rail network.

Number of people risking their lives on the railway hits 10-year-high

Rail industry news / 13 April 2017 /

New figures show that more people than ever are risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks.

ORR’s six principles for Driver Controlled Operation

Rail industry news / 7 April 2017 /

The ORR has published six high level principles it expects train companies to follow when rolling out and managing DCO.

Making railways safer with big data and smarter technology

Rail industry news / 21 March 2017 /

According to the rail industry’s independent safety body, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), state-of-the-art risk monitoring technology could soon be used to pinpoint faster, targeted improvements to safety and reliability on Britain’s railways at the push of a button.

New rail safety awareness training course welcomed

Rail industry news / 15 March 2017 /

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has welcomed a new training course offering rail safety awareness training to the construction materials industry.

Merseytravel invests £700 million for new fleet

Rail industry news / 17 February 2017 /

Merseytravel is to completely transform its fleet network for the Liverpool City Region in a deal signed with Stadler worth £700 million.

Cornwall to receive level crossing upgrade to improve safety

Rail industry news / 23 January 2017 /

Level crossing safety is set to improve in Cornwall thanks to upgrade work as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

A journey of visibility: The evolution of rail safety

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 29 November 2016 /

Stuart Jukes, managing director of Pulsar, provider of hi-vis workwear to the rail industry, shines a light on the hi-vis journey to enhance rail worker safety.

Train derailment at unmanned crossing reported in the Netherlands

Rail industry news / 18 November 2016 /

A passenger train has derailed in the Dutch province of Groningen after it was stuck by a milk truck as it passed an unmanned crossing.

Lights warning system to improve level crossing safety in East Anglia

Rail industry news / 14 October 2016 /

Level crossing safety is to be improved across East Anglia with the installation of a new lights warning system.

FRA awards $25m to increase rail safety at crossings and train stations in the U.S.

Rail industry news / 11 October 2016 /

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded $25 million in grants to improve safety at railroad crossings, train stations and crossings across the U.S.

Computer vision based solution for sign detection

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 6 October 2016 /

Markus Melander, CEO of Vionice Ltd., discusses the opportunities of computer-vision signage which may help increase asset management quality and railway safety at the same time.