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UK railway suicides - 2017 update

The latest UK rail safety statistics were published on 23 November 2017, again absent much of the press fanfare we had seen in the past. Regular readers of this blog will know that I have followed the suicide data series, and the press response, closely in… 1,065 more words

Risk Management

'Multiple breaks' and 'worn' rails to blame for derailment of train carrying crude oil north of Edmonton

One month after a train carrying crude oil derailed in Sturgeon County, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) says an inspection of the track in the area — completed by Canadian National Railway (CN) in September — showed “rail wear limits” had been exceeded and that the condition of the high rail had reached “condemning limits.” 513 more words

Canada

Railroads, officials discuss concerns

Wide-ranging meeting touches on safety, better communication.

Representatives of the two major railroads that operate in the Columbia River Gorge and government leaders from around the area recently met in an effort to bridge communication gaps amid controversy. 8 more words

The Dalles Chronicle

International Advocacy to Prepare and Prevent

By Nicholas Worrell

I recently had the privilege of speaking in Manchester, England, at the National Safer Roads Partnerships Conference. The United Kingdom has some of the lowest road-user fatality rates in the world. 368 more words

Highway Safety

Piyush Goyal chalks out plans for Indian Railways’ transformation: Will these steps help?

NEW DELHI: Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal has announced various decisions taken by Ministry of Railways for the transformation of Indian Railways. Most of the decision taken appears to have been on the list of Railways for a long time now and many of them had been key priorities for Suresh Prabhu as well. 700 more words

Indian Railways to post young Station Directors at A1 category stations

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Railway has decided to post young brilliant and dynamic officers to man the post of Station Directors at major Railway Stations. The officers will be chosen from across different operational services of Railways after due screening & scrutiny. 293 more words

Residents worry about safety at Montreal West train crossing after teen hit in Pierrefonds

When Anna Chuprun was in her first year at Royal West Academy, in Montreal West, she remembers having to learn the ropes.

Contrary to most, it didn’t involve textbooks or sports, but the complex Montreal West rail crossing she would have to navigate to get to the school, just blocks away. 295 more words

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