Topic: Rail safety

Risk of death and injury lowest in railways

Railways offer the smallest risk of death and injury of all means of everyday transport per so-called passenger-kilometre, research published by German transport association Allianz pro Schiene on Thursday shows.Read more
|Comment|author: Nick Augusteijn
Level crossing in Belgium, source: Infrabel

Corona leads to drop in rail accidents

Due to the sharp decrease in train traffic caused by corona measures, the number of serious railway accidents worldwide also fell last year. There were 34 percent fewer collisions involving persons at level crossings, but...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Corruption scheme found at Ukrainian Railways

The Ukrainian Security Service has uncovered a large-scale corruption scheme in Ukrainian Railways. Officials of the regional branch of the South-Western Railway knowingly accepted rubber materials of dubious quality and unreasonably transferred more than 800...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Improving safety at level crossings via mobile app

Mobile applications have already become popular among railway operators. They could also be useful for infrastructure managers. Infrastruktura železnice Srbije, the state-owned entity that owns and maintains railway network in Serbia, developed an app dedicated...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Network Rail shifts to paperless processes

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail intends to transform its operational processes in 2021. Most of the planning, risk assessment issues and management reports will become paperless. To this end, the public body will implement a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB train simulator, source: SBB

New online courses from RailTech Academy

The RailTech Academy is coming back with new online courses after the holiday break. Five lectures are scheduled for late August and the first half of September. This time the courses will be carried out...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko