Safety stories

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Introducing St Pancras’ new cleaning robots

25th September 2020

St. Pancras International is the first train station in the world to launch state-of-the-art cleaning robots to help eradicate viruses throughout the station’s concourse and facilities.

Transport for Wales

78% complying with face coverings on trains in Wales

23rd September 2020

Transport for Wales statistics reveal that 78% of their rail customers are now complying and wearing face coverings on trains.

Network Rail

RAIB update on derailment and fire involving tanker train at Llangennech

21st September 2020

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released more details into its investigation into the derailment and fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech last month.

One Big Circle

Bristol firm partners with National Manufacturing Centre on innovative railway security project

17th September 2020

A fast-growing Bristol firm which specialises in Intelligent Video has partnered with the pioneering Manufacturing Technology Centre near Coventry to develop a safety system which can spot anti-social behaviour or emergency incidents on station platforms.

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Passengers urged to consider travel options as transport gets busier

15th September 2020

Public transport use is gradually increasing as people across Greater Manchester start to return to education and employment.

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Nation wakes up to messages of hope on World Suicide Prevention Day

10th September 2020

Today, on annual World Suicide Prevention Day, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), the UK’s biggest rail franchise which operates the Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express services, has unveiled ‘Affirmation Art’ clusters across some of its busiest stations to raise awareness of the company’s ongoing support and understanding to those who may be feeling vulnerable.

Network Rail

Shocking image caught on camera of a woman attempting to cross the track at Hilsea, near Portsmouth, with a pushchair

9th September 2020

Network Rail is warning passengers about the dangers of trespass after a woman was caught on camera as she tried to cross the track with her pram at Hilsea station.

Nexus

Policing operation deals with trouble-makers on Metro

9th September 2020

A dedicated operation to help tackle anti-social behaviour on the Metro network has proved to be a success

Merseyrail

Merseyrail trains “cover up” as part of new face covering campaign

8th September 2020

As face coverings are now mandatory on public transport, Merseyrail has gone one step further to reinforce the message to customers by ‘covering up’ five of its trains.

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c2c provides advice to help returning commuters to travel with confidence

6th September 2020

South Essex train operator c2c is providing commuters with a ‘travel with confidence’ checklist as more people are expected to resume travelling by rail.

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RIA to host World Suicide Prevention Day Webinar

4th September 2020

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the trade body for the UK rail supply community, will be hosting a webinar looking at what measures the industry takes to prevent suicides, what rail suppliers can do to support those efforts, how we can look after our own health and wellbeing and support colleagues with theirs too.

London Underground

TfL and Dettol partner to help customers keep their hands clean while travelling in London

3rd September 2020

TfL and Dettol, the UK’s leading disinfectant brand (1), have together launched a partnership giving London Underground customers free access to Dettol’s hand sanitiser gel at all London Underground stations.

Associated Utility Supplies

University of Huddersfield collaborates with Associated Utility Supplies to improve level crossing safety

3rd September 2020

The University of Huddersfield and local firm Associated Utility Supplies (AUS) have collaborated to develop and deliver innovative projects that could lead to improved level crossing safety and infrastructure on the UK’s railways.

Heritage Railway

Heritage railways react positively to improving safety and the coronavirus pandemic

1st September 2020

The rail regulator says it supports the action the Heritage Railway Association (HRA) is taking in developing a strategic approach to increasing its capabilities. There has been significant improvements in its leadership to the sector, most visibly by developing and promoting proportionate ways to manage safety risk.

Community Rail

Let’s transform the ‘school run’ to protect children’s health and their future, say charities

28th August 2020

To protect children’s health, wellbeing and futures, we need to work together to transform the school run so all pupils can get to school via climate-safe, healthy modes of travel, say a group of national charities.

c2c

c2c urges returning school pupils to follow travel code of conduct

27th August 2020

South Essex train operator c2c is urging parents to ensure their children follow its Code of Conduct for travelling onboard trains when schools and colleges re-open next month.

BTP

Investigation underway into large train fire near Llangennech – Wales

27th August 2020

Enquiries are underway into the causes of a major incident on the railway in Llangennech, Wales, where a freight train carrying large quantities of diesel caught fire.

Willesden High Level Junction

RAIB releases report into freight train derailment at Willesden High Level Junction

26th August 2020

The RAIB has released its report into a freight train derailment at Willesden High Level Junction, north-west London, on 6 May 2019.

Appeal for information as items maliciously placed on the railway in Desborough

25th August 2020

Multiple incidents have been reported of people placing items on the railway track which runs below Pipewell Road railway bridge, causing a danger to passing trains as well as the perpetrators involved.

Network Rail launches task forces in wake of Stonehaven tragedy

25th August 2020

Network Rail has launched two independent task forces, led by world renowned experts, to help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events.