In The News: 22nd May

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Passengers are being put at risk of getting dragged under trains because staff do not check for items trapped in the doors, a report has warned.

That’s according to an article in the Daily Mail which features a Rail Accident Investigation Branch report that says staff are relying too much on technology preventing objects becoming trapped.

The RAIB says new technology is needed to detect small objects and prevent more passengers being injured.

The Sun says seven cows died after being hit by two trains yesterday.

The article says the herd was struck by the Great Western Railway locos after they strayed from their field on to the tracks.

The services were not derailed, but both drivers were badly shocked.

The Press and Journal says an £80,000 study has been launched into the potential creation of new train stations between Aberdeen and Laurencekirk.

The north-east regional transport body Nestrans has secured the money from Transport Scotland’s Local Rail Development Fund to carry out the assessment.

Finally, and railway workers at Govia Thameslink Railway have been praised for going above and beyond to help some of the most vulnerable in their time of need.

It’s been revealed last year alone, at least 327 potentially life-saving interventions took place, where colleagues have talked to someone they believe to be at risk.

The train operator has been training colleagues on how to approach potentially vulnerable people.

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