Topic: Rail Accident Investigation Branch

Sheffield derailment RAIB preliminary report

Track fastenings failure led to the Sheffield cement train derailment in November, says the independent watchdog in the UK, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. The RAIB has determined that a track failure led to the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

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

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

London freight train derailed on new track

An investigation into a freight train derailment in London that caused huge disruption has revealed that the incident occurred where new tracks had recently been laid and  follow-up engineering work done just two days before....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