Topic: RAIB

Brakes at fault in Welsh tanker derailment

An interim report from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch points towards a brake fault as the primary cause of the derailment at Llangennech, Wales, which caused a massive fire and environmental damage. The UK accident...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Wales tanker train derailment causes huge fire

A freight train derailed and caught fire in South Wales, UK, late on Wednesday night. The accident forced the evacuation of homes in the village of Liangennech, nearby Llanelli in Carmarthenshire. There are no fatalities...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Barking derailment under RAIB investigation

With the busy north London Barking to Gospel Oak line still out of action, questions still remain unanswered as to the cause of the incident, which has left freight operators seeking alternative routes and commuters...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Cloud software aids GBRf safety management

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is to implement Ideagen’s Coruson as its cloud-based, safety and compliance management system throughout its operations. It also directly links to a safety management intelligence system (SMIS) database – a new nationwide...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Accident staged by DB Cargo UK

DB Cargo UK has played a central role in a multi-agency exercise to stage a simulated train derailment by hosting the event at one of its northern England sites. A locomotive and several carriages were...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy