USA: ‘Short lines need to be thinking through disaster preparation, response, mitigation and resiliency on the calm days so that they’re ready to respond in a crisis’, explained American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker when the organisation announced a package of resources designed to help its members plan their response to emergencies.

The website includes materials to support disaster planning and hazardous material incident responses, as well as links to relevant government websites. Recorded webinars which can be used to prepare and train for emergency situations, with topics including crisis communications, media training and incident reporting.