Train operator Southeastern is to be sentenced over an incident on 8 November 2010 when one of its trains 'overran a station by almost two-and-a-half miles'. The incident involved a commuter train travelling from Charing Cross to Hastings in East Sussex,...
Network Rail has said at 1.10pm yesterday afternoon (May 22, 2012) the driver of the 12.18pm First Great Western London Paddington to Taunton service reported hitting a vehicle at the Ufton Nervet level crossing in Berkshire. The vehicle was identified...
Medically trained British Transport Police officers will be deployed across the Tube network later this month to help 'speed up the response when passengers are taken ill' on the Underground, Transport for London has said. BTP and TfL have 'worked...

Lengthy recycling

Recycling is not only good for the environment, it is also a good way to save money. Network Rail has been getting very involved in recycling over the past few years, probably for both reasons, with new recycling centres at Whitemoor Yard and Westbury having been covered in previous issues of the rail engineer. Now, [...]
Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian has reaffirmed the NSW Government’s view that fatigue management and drug and alcohol testing requirements for train drivers in NSW must not be relaxed when the National Rail Safety Regulator is established in January 2013. Ms Berejiklian will meet with state and federal transport ministers in South Australia today as [...]
Wild orchids, fish, reptiles and giant eels have been given new homes thanks to Network Rail following the start of its works on behalf of Crossrail in the Stockley Junction area in West London. Before work began on the Stockley...
The mother of 15-year-old Ricky Smith who was killed on the railway line at Halton Moor in Leeds in 1997 has appealed to other young people not to risk taking shortcuts across rail tracks. Wendy Smith's plea coincides with Network...
Brookfield Rail has confirmed that a man has suffered fatal injuries after being struck by a QR National freight train travelling on Brookfield Rail’s rail freight network in Bellevue, Western Australia. The incident occurred just before 12:30pm on Sunday 6th May just east of the Great Eastern Highway overpass in Bellevue. It is believed the [...]
Written by Colin Wheeler Still relevant eight year old homilies? In the current political and financial climate we all need to make savings whilst improving safety at the same time. Over Easter I cleared out some old paperwork and came across details of a commercial two day conference I chaired in London back in June [...]
Queensland Rail has ‘slammed the actions of four people’ in North Queensland following ‘two shocking level crossing incidents’ in the area in less than a week. Queensland Rail Acting Chief Executive Officer Jim Benstead said the latest incident occurred on Thursday (26 April) at the Hugh Street level crossing at Garbutt. “While a loaded nickel [...]