Archive for category: HSEQ

‘Microsleep’ possible cause of Croydon tram derailment

The driver of a Croydon tram that derailed, resulting in the deaths of seven passengers, may have had a “microsleep” moments before the crash, accident investigators have concluded. The Rail Accident and Investigation Branch (RAIB) made 15 recommendations in its report into the Sandilands junction derailment. On November 9, 2016, an early morning Croydon tram […]
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Unguarded level crossings in the Netherlands to be eliminated “within a few years”

Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail has said that all of the Netherlands' unguarded level crossings will be eliminated "within a few years."
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SNCF designs train door to look like a monster in bid to boost safety

Operator SNCF Transilien has had a novel idea to increasing passenger safety in France.
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Bizarre video shows motorist risking their life to take photos of a car on a level-crossing

Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail has released video footage of a motorist's dangerous exploits at a level-crossing.
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Video: ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ rail safety campaign

An Australian rail safety video campaign which has been viewed almost 158 million times on YouTube is celebrating its fifth anniversary. On November 14, 2012, the ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ campaign was launched by the Melbourne metro to get across important safety messages in a fun way. Little did it know that the three minute […]
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In depth: What you need to know about Alstom’s hydrogen-powered Coradia iLint

Having attracted media attention surrounding its testing and initial orders in Europe, we take a look at the train which is leading the way for the next generation of rolling stock.
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UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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What leaders from Kosovo’s rail industry were doing in the UK

A delegation from Kosovo’s rail industry has visited Bombardier’s maintenance depot, Great Central Railway’s new bridge and a level crossing on a recent trip to the UK. The group were visiting to learn about how the UK rail sector manages health and safety. Kosovo Railway Infrastructure (Infrakos) were joined by train operator Trainkos and the […]
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Translink buys £4m train to clear leaves off the line

Translink NI Railways has invested £4 million in a bespoke multi-purpose engineering train to clear leaves off the line. 
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Indian Railways overturns 150 year-old convention following Mumbai stampede

Indian railway minister Piyush Goyal has said the department will change a 150-year-old convention as it reviews safety following the Mumbai stampede.
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Irish Rail to begin installation of advanced train protection system by end of the year

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has said it hopes to begin installing a new advanced train protection system on the network by the end of the year.
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