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RAIB to investigate accident to a track worker near Redhill, 24 June 2014
RAIB is investigating an accident to a track worker who was supervising a gang carrying out track maintenance work near Redhill in Surrey. The accident occurred at about 10:40 hrs on 24 June 2014. The track worker was struck by a passenger train and suffered serious injuries.The injured person...
NTSB Recommends Revising Track Safety Standards for Commuter Railroads
The National Transportation Safety Board have issued recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration and Metro-North Railroad. The recommendation to FRA is to remove the current inspection exemption for high-density commuter railroads and require all railroads to traverse each main track...
Dets stolen in Sunderland
 Warning after railway detonators are stolen in Sunderland4:06pm Monday 17th September 2012 in News   Railway detonator BRITISH Transport Police have issued a stark warning after a number of railway detonators were stolen from a rail line in the North-East.The theft near Villette...
Rail line collision staged to highlight track dangers
20 August 2012 from: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19311235Rail line collision staged to highlight track dangersCannot play media. You do not have the correct version of the flash player. Download the correct versionAdvertisement $render("advert-post-script-load");Over the...
Near miss involving track workers at Roydon, Essex, on 16 July 2012
The RAIB is investigating an incident involving a small group of track workers, east of Roydon station, Essex, on 16 July 2012.The incident occurred at 13:41 hrs when train 2H33, the 13:04 hrs service from Cambridge to London Liverpool Street was approaching Roydon at a speed of about 65 mph (104...
Network Rail fined £150,000 following the death and serious injury of workers in the Thames Valley r
Network Rail has today been fined £150,000 and ordered to pay costs of £32,500 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for breaches of health and safety law which led to the death of one Network Rail maintenance worker, and the serious injury of another, in two...
Pit Bull Saves Woman From Train
Last Wednesday, Christine Spain, the mother of Boston police officer David Lanteigne, fell unconscious on train tracks in Shirley, MA. The engineer of a westward-bound freight train witnessed Lilly, a pit bull, frantically trying to pull the woman off the tracks as the train quickly...
Bombardier Partners with Atlanta to Improve Track Worker Protection with TrackSafe Technology
U.S. Federal Transit Administration Approves the Bombardier/Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Demonstration Project Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has teamed up with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) in a demonstration...
FRA warns of lapses in situational awareness
 Citing a series of on-duty career ending injuries and fatalities over the past 24 months that occurred on or near mainline track, the Federal Railroad Administration has issued a safety advisory on the importance of situational awareness, especially when the job being performed in main...
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