In July 2019, 41 trains passed red signals on Britain's rail network - signalling the highest number in a single calendar month since October 2007. This has caused the rail industry’s independent safety body to voice its concerns whether enough is being done to reduce the risk of a train…
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Network Rail are set to carry out experiments this autumn to trial new ways of braking designed to reduce delays for passengers caused by ‘leaves on the line’.
Preemptively, Transport for Wales has been preparing for autumn in a bid to reduce the impact the change in weather has upon services across the nation.
The European Union Agency for Railways has delivered its first decision on the issuing of a Single Safety Certificate on the 16 September 2019.
More than £21,000 has been invested in life-saving defibrillators which can now be found at 21 stations across the Wales and Borders route.
Sheffield-based Zonegreen is celebrating the achievements of its technical director, who has been driving up safety standards within the rail industry for the last two decades
As part of the development of the Rail Baltica line through Lithuania, more than 15 sites are being investigated daily for the suitability of each location.
In a bid to protect a vital rail link serving the south western corridor of England from rising sea levels, Network Rail is increasing the size of the sea wall by 2.5 metres.
Passengers have yet again awarded ÖBB 'very good' and 'good' ratings when asked about the services provided by the operator and ranked safety and punctuality very highly.
Including both passenger and freight projects, the U.S. DOT plans to invest in projects that increase rail transportation safety, efficiency, and reliability.
Focusing on mountainous routes of Upper Austria, ÖBB has invested €4.3 million in the protection of railway lines from rock fall and avalanches.
Continued metal theft has had a severe impact on the delivery of rail services, with Network Rail reporting an 85 per cent increase in live railway cable theft, resulting in more than 950 hours of delays in England, Wales and Scotland, affecting more than 7,000 journeys.
Hitachi Rail’s fleet of AT200 electric commuter trains for Abellio ScotRail have been equipped with fire protection panels from Promat UK to help deliver a safe and comfortable on-board environment.
As patronage on public transport continues to grow, so too do incidents of anti-social behaviour and violence towards transport staff but now Australian public transport operators are taking a stand.
As temperatures continue to soar across the UK this week, Network Rail has activated its ‘Extreme Weather Action Teams’ (EWATs) to ensure passengers are kept safe and the railway keeps running as reliably as possible.