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. 

Investigators release initial report into Washington train derailment

Notably, it has indicated that had positive train control – an advanced train control system – been implemented, the train’s brakes would have been applied in line with the speed restrictions.

US transport secretary concerned that railroads won’t meet PTC deadline

The United States' transport secretary has urged railroads to "greatly accelerate their efforts" to meet the forthcoming deadline for implementing positive train control.

9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.

‘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.

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."

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.

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.

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...

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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First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...