Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have launched a new partnership with the English Football League Trust (EFL) and StreetGames to help tackle the increasing number of people risking their lives on the railway.
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The suspension of seat reservations on trains is to limit confusion between the new and old trains while the 169 new trains are introduced.
Network Rail and the British Transport Police (BTP) have warned drone pilots to keep away from the railway or risk being taken to court and facing a £2,500 penalty.
Network Rail recorded 619 balloon-related incidents – nearly two a day – across England, Scotland and Wales in the past year.
PTC is designed to automatically control train speeds and movements should an engineer not take suitable action in a given situation.
As part of a £60.4 million project to increase capacity, four level crossings on the UK’s Felixstowe branch line will be upgraded to make crossing the railway safer.
ProRail is rolling out CBNL’s 26GHz point-to-multipoint technology to provide connectivity for new CCTV deployment across 15 railway stations.
In February 2019 the Congress passed and the President signed into law the FY2019 Appropriations Act, which included critical funding for Amtrak and intercity passenger rail.
Zonegreen’s solutions are currently installed in facilities across the UK to offer protection against the risks posed by overhead lines.
Operation Lifesaver, Inc. and Operation Lifesaver Canada are working on the week-long event to encourage safe behaviour near and on railways.
Safety and services will be improved across the United States after 18 projects in 16 states receive funding from the Federal Railroad Administration.
As well as benefitting passengers, PLPR provides a safer method of track inspection by reducing unnecessary track visits and helping to get boots off the ballast.
Union Pacific and freight and passenger railroads will continue working together to safely implement PTC on the remaining 4,000 required route miles.
Network Rail’s fleet of snow-and-ice-busting trains will travel the equivalent of six times around the world in the south east, anti-icing the rails to keep passengers moving.
The ‘open’ nature of stations and trains continually make them targets for terrorist attacks. But with project SHERPA, coordinated by the UIC, key players in the railway sector are coming together and focus on various actions that will help railways cope better with present and future threats.