UK rail safety report says the industry can do better

Rail workers share a lighter moment fully clothed in protective equipment (RSSB)

There is always room for improvement. That is the note on a sheaf of end-of-term report card on the UK rail network. Both the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) have delivered comprehensive reviews of the UK rail network. Despite being widely regarded as among the safest in the world, there is room for improvement, say the reports. Trespass remains a major issue, and a recent court case saw a commercial partner heavily fined over a trespass-related fatality.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

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