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RSSB announces new Safety Management Intelligence System

25 August 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

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.

Open level crossings barrier programme complete

14 December 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

A programme designed to fit more than 60 open level crossings with barriers is now complete, improving safety and reducing the risk of a road vehicle collision with a train.

High-speed TGV derails on test run near Strasbourg

16 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Eleven people were killed whilst on board a high-speed TGV train during a test run on the recently constructed second section LGV Est line near Strasbourg.

ORR marks 175 years of rail safety in Britain

18 August 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) celebrates 175 years of the Railway Inspectorate (RI) and its work improving rail health and safety in Britain.

Maintaining safety of overhead catenary on the Shinkansen

6 February 2015 | By Takamasa Hayasaka and Masatoshi Shimizu (RTRI)

There are many kinds of overhead catenary systems and they all interact with pantographs. In Japan, efficiently maintaining the stress of catenary systems is considered as the most important factor for railway safety. Takamasa Hayasaka and Masatoshi Shimizu from the Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) believe the European rail sector…