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  • Accident site at Carmont
    Rail Business UK

    Rail Accident Investigation Branch publishes Carmont derailment report

    2022-03-10T00:02:00Z

    UK: Network Rail and its contractors come in for criticism in the Rail Accident Investigation Branch’s report into the fatal derailment at Carmont near Stonehaven. In its report published on March 10, RAIB focuses on the processes put in place to manage drainage at the site. ...

  • Andrew Hall
    Rail Business UK

    Next RAIB Chief Inspector named

    2022-02-01T08:37:00Z

    UK: Andrew Hall has been named the next Chief Inspector of Rail Accidents, and will succeed Simon French when he retires on March 31 after nearly 18 years at the Rail Accident Investigation Branch. A chartered electrical engineer, Hall has worked at RAIB since 2004 and ...

  • Salisbury Fisherton Tunnel collision
    Rail Business UK

    Wheelslide likely cause of Salisbury collision, finds RAIB

    2021-11-03T10:12:00Z

    UK: Wheelslide, ‘almost certainly a result of low adhesion’, was the most likely cause of a collision between Great Western Railway and South Western Railway diesel multiple-units at Fisherton Tunnel in Salisbury on October 31, according to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

  • AR cover
    Rail Business UK

    RAIB publishes annual report

    2021-04-21T13:42:00Z

    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its annual report for 2020, when it received 457 notifications which led to 38 preliminary examinations of evidence and 14 investigations which will be published as detailed reports and six as safety digests. RAIB also published 16 full ...

  • The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published the results of an investigation into human performance during signalling operations.
    Rail Business UK

    Investigation into human performance in signalling operations published

    2020-05-18T05:00:00Z

    UK: The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published the results of an investigation into human performance during signalling operations, looking at what affects decisions made by signallers and the systemic factors which may influence them. The investigation examined five categories of incident: user worked crossing irregularities; ...