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Infrabel unveils four-legged grass cutting squad

The new recruits' first task will be in the city of Mechelen and should the pilot prove successful Infrabel could extend the scheme to other locations.

US releases $318m for rail infrastructure and safety upgrades

The fund will support project that improve rail transportation safety, efficiency and reliability, such as level-crossing upgrades and the deployment of non-PTC safety technology.

US Federal Railroad Administration announces $250m to support PTC rollout

The United States' Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced grants worth $250 million in support of the implementation of positive train control (PTC). Certain Class I railroads and any railroad main lines that provide regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail...

Canadian rail association voices concerns over legalisation of recreational marijuana

Gérald's remarks on behalf of the RAC, which represents more than 50 rail operators, are part of a wider call from the Canadian rail industry for the government to prioritise workplace safety as it aims to legalise recreational marijuana in 2018.

ProRail tests ‘crossing aid’ to boost safety at level crossings in the Netherlands

Older and less mobile pedestrians are set to benefit from a new level crossing aid that has been trialled in the city of Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Transport bodies stress track safety following deaths on Brightline

Three of the biggest transport bodies in the United States have come together to educate the public on the importance of track safety following a number of high-profile deaths on Brightline, which launched in January. 

Train driver in Washington derailment ‘mistook’ signal ahead of speed-restricted curve

Following interviews, NTSB found that the train driver didn’t recall seeing the 30mph advance speed sign, which was posted two miles ahead of the speed-restricted curve.

Rising levels of vandalism in the Netherlands leads to plea for return of railway police

The dedicated railway police force was abolished in the Netherlands in 2013.

ProRail calls on YouTube to remove train surfing videos quicker

ProRail has called on YouTube to remove videos of train surfers quicker to prevent copycat behaviour. 

London Overground grounds entire Class 378 fleet over safety concerns

Workers found the braking system part during a track inspection near Shoreditch on the night of January 10-11, forcing TfL into action over safety concerns. 
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Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...