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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...

O’Neill & Brennan keeping the rail workforce safe from COVID-19

As the world slowly returns to normal, and the lockdown eases, more and more people are returning to work. Those who can, will still largely be working from home. But those that can’t, which...

Face coverings – Why can’t scientists agree?

When Grant Shapps advised that face coverings would be compulsory for those using public transport, he noted that scientists aren’t in full agreement about face coverings. Yet it is difficult to understand why the transmission of the...

Cover up on trains

Face coverings on trains, as well as other forms of public transport, became mandatory on 15 June. To prepare passengers, all of the train operators issued warnings and gave guidance. GWR...

Train operators kill 99.99% of viruses and bacteria

As train services are set to increase around the country, a number of train operators are trying out new anti-virus agents to deep clean and prepare their trains. Avanti West Coast has been testing...

Level crossing warnings as misuse statistics rise

As people emerge from lockdown, Network Rail and British Transport Police are concerned at the dramatic increase in the number of people risking their lives at level crossings after a surge in people not using them correctly.

Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the new regulations during a television briefing on Coronavirus. He said: “As passenger numbers...

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RAIB first statement on Stonehaven accident

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its first statement into the fatal train accident...

Alison Stansfield

It is with great sadness that the Permanent Way Institution has announced the loss of dear friend and colleague, Alison Stansfield.

Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

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...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need...