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Pedestrian saved by dog on railway crossing

Only the actions of his dog saved a pedestrian, who was wearing headphones when using a footpath level crossing in East Yorkshire, as he narrowly escaped being hit by a train. The near-miss incident...

Rail companies work with police to promote use of face coverings

The British Transport Police is working with four train companies, Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink, as part of a new pilot in London to further encourage people to wear face coverings.

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for saving the life of a man on the tracks.

Free lunchtime webinar from CIRAS: The importance of raising health and safety concerns

As transport workers around the country return to work after the lockdown, having been either working from home or furloughed, they are finding that life is still a challenge. Everyone’s life has...

Horrifying image of woman attempting to cross live railway with a pushchair

A woman has been seen trying to cross the track with her pram at Hilsea station near Portsmouth - an area with a third-rail electrical supply. Her attempt was captured by a...

Translink video promotes level crossing safety in Northern Ireland

Promoting the safe use of level crossings in Northern Ireland is a priority for Translink, which maintains 300 miles of rail track, including many bridges, level crossings and signals, as well as operating a fleet of...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at 06:38 with only a few passengers on board. Early indications are...

New British-made face coverings kill bacteria

At a time when the British public is being asked to wear a face covering when on trains, in shops and enclosed spaces, 1TcA has launched the first British-made reusable, sustainable and...

Class investigation into signalling operation

RAIB has investigated the effects on human performance in signalling operation following "numerous incidents in which signaller decision-making has been pivotal" The work of signallers, hidden away in signal boxes and control centres, is...

Another trackworker death. What more can be done?

Another railway worker - a controller of site safety - has been struck by a train and killed. What more do we need to do? With a track worker killed, an overhead linesman badly...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.