Network Rail has launched two independent task forces to help it better manage its massive earthworks (cuttings and embankments) portfolio and its understanding and response to severe weather events.
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As a result of passengers not following COVID-19 regulations, Transport for Wales has partnered with the British Transport Police to enforce requirements.
Andrew Haines, Network Rail’s Chief Executive, has vowed to understand the cause and put immediate additional safety measures in place following the derailment near Stonehaven on 12 August 2020 in which three people died and six were injured.
The new feature, which alerts drivers when approaching level crossings, aims to highlight the potential risks of crossings and keep users safe.
An environmental exposure test was recently carried out to determine if extremely cold air temperatures could cause the GURU Plug to nuisance dump. Read more about this here:
The new radio system, Airwave, will help to improve train performance and links with the emergency services by making communication more reliable.
The accreditation reassures passengers that Chiltern Railways is adhering to government and public health guidance amidst COVID-19.
Vortex IoT is set to provide a fully operational and validated RODIO-TSM product - the Rail Optical Detection of Intrusions and Obstructions – Tunnel and Station Monitoring solution - to be demonstrated on Network Rail’s infrastructure by March 2021.
Reports have suggested that public transport restrictions are under review in England as the government looks for ways to reboost the economy.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has awarded more than half a million dollars in Railroad Trespassing Enforcement Grants to law enforcement agencies to support life-saving trespass abatement in six states.
Trainline has launched a nationwide beta-test of Crowd Alerts, a crowd-sourced feature in its app to help customers alert their fellow travellers if it’s not possible to social distance on a specific train.
To help ease passenger concerns, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) the team behind operating Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services, have shared their top 10 tips for travelling on trains, as COVID-19 travel restrictions start to ease.
Taking advantage of the reduced traffic on the network as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greater Anglia has continued testing of its new electric commuter trains.
Whilst ensuring that the rail network will continue to operate safely in the future, the new training facilities are also a welcome support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 15 June 2020, passengers travelling on trains across England are now required to wear face coverings in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.