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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Health & Wellbeing Index launched


    tn_gb-networkrail-people-hivi_03.jpg UK: The Rail Safety & Standards Board has developed a rail-specific Health & Wellbeing Index which is designed to enable organisations to assess health-based investment decisions by calculating the impact of risks such as fatigue, stress, mental health, musculoskeletal disorders, hand arm vibration syndrome, respiratory ...

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    Rail Business UK

    On-train air quality standards to be reviewed following RSSB research


    UK: The Department for Transport has ordered a review of regulations governing exposure to air pollution on trains and at stations, after research commissioned from the Rail Safety & Standards Board found that air quality was ‘poorer than desired’ on some trains using diesel power. RSSB’s ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle ready for testing


    UK: Assembly of the prototype Revolution Very Light Rail vehicle has been completed, and is it now ready for testing to assess the feasibility of providing passenger services on low-traffic and feeder routes where the high cost of conventional rolling stock is currently a barrier to operations.

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    Rail Business UK

    Wellbeing in Rail Award launched at the 24th RBAs


    UK: Reflecting many of the challenges facing the rail sector over the past months, the 24th Rail Business Awards will include a new Wellbeing in Rail award, which is being introduced with the support of RSSB and the cross-industry Rail Wellbeing Alliance. The award is intended to ...

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    Rail Business UK

    RSSB business plan aims at a ‘better, safer’ post-pandemic railway


    UK: Innovation, efficiency, sustainability, safety, health and wellbeing are amongst the objectives of safety and standards body RSSB’s 2021-22 business plan Plans for the coming year include: continuing to develop the Covid-19 transmission model and risk support to reflect the vaccination roll-out; ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Brake van requirements removed from railway operating rules


    UK: Updates to rail freight operating instructions have seen the final removal of the requirement to provide brake vans in some circumstances.

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    Rail Business UK

    RSSB appoints Sustainability Director to ‘reinvigorate’ rail sector’s approach


    UK: Rail safety and standards body RSSB has appointed George Davies as Director of Sustainable Development, leading a new programme designed to ‘reinvigorate’ the rail sector’s efforts to tackle challenges including decarbonisation, air quality and social sustainability. Davies was previously Head of Sustainability at Heathrow ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Revolution Very Light Rail demonstrator vehicle prepared for testing


    UK: The prototype Revolution Very Light Rail railcar has been delivered to the Quinton Rail Technology Centre at Long Marston, where final assembly, system integration and performance validation testing will be completed by early 2021 ahead of demonstration to potential railway project sponsors and stakeholders. Revolution ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Shipping company joins RSSB to benefit from rail’s safety culture


    UK: DFDS Seaways Immingham has joined the Rail Safety Standards Board as its first shipping company member. This provides the freight shipping, warehousing and logistics operator with access to RSSB’s resource library and ‘world class’ training on human behaviour, safety culture developments and safety ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Rail Technical Strategy to focus on outcomes


    UK: A vision for the development and deployment of technology across the UK rail sector was unveiled on October 13 with the publication of the 2020 Rail Technical Strategy.

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    Rail Business UK

    Unlocking Innovation webinars to look at routes to zero carbon rail


    UK: Routes to Zero Carbon Rail is the theme of the Railway Industry Association’s next Unlocking Innovation webinar series, which is being held in partnership with RSSB. The 90 min events, which are open to all, will be held at 14.00 each day from October 19 ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Routes to Zero Carbon Rail webinar series announced


    UK:· The Railway Industry Association, RSSB and strategic partners Network Rail and the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network have announced the next Unlocking Innovation webinar series, which will focus on Routes to Zero Carbon Rail. There will be free 1½ h webinars every day at ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Data-driven performance and short term planning projects funded


    UK: RSSB has announced the three winners of funding under the second round of its Data Sandbox+ programme, which aims develop data-driven ways of improving operational performance, and two projects to be funded under the Dynamic Train Planning competition. The selected Data Sandbox+ projects are: ...

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    Rail Business UK

    RSSB publishes updated rail industry health & safety strategy


    Source: Network Rail UK: RSSB has published a new version of its Leading Health Safety on Britain’s Railway strategy. This sets out areas where the industry needs to co-operate to achieve a step-change in performance, recognising that there are still significant risks involved ...

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    Rail Business UK

    RSSB publishes 2020-21 business plan


    UK: Safety and standards body RSSB has published its business plan for 2020-21, developed in consultation with its members, affiliates and the wider rail industry. This includes: Safer Rail: a ‘refreshed’ health and safety strategy with dedicated resources allocated for implementation; ...

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    Rail Business UK

    RSSB offers membership fee payment delay


    UK: Rail safety and standards body RSSB has offered its members with an annual turnover below £10m the chance to defer payment of their 2020-21 membership levy for until later in the year. The measure affects more than half of RSSB’s members, who can continue ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Railway supply industry benchmarking tool launched


    UK: Rail industry buyers can now compare suppliers’ capabilities using a online benchmarking tool which has been made available through the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme. Almost 4 000 suppliers have had their credentials verified through the RISQS scheme, which is managed by the Rail Safety ...

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    Arup to review the case for hydrogen trains


    UK: The Rail Safety Standards Board has appointed Arup to develop a ‘route map to enter service’ for hydrogen-powered trains. This will involve working with manufacturers, regulators, rolling stock owners and operators to establish a high-level operational concept as well as to identify hazards and ...

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    Saudi Railway Co affiliates with UK safety and standards body


    SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railway Co has become one of the first international affiliates of the UK’s Rail Safety & Standards Board. Vice-President, Operations, Khaled Al Harbi said being able to access RSSB’s tools and guidance would support Saudi Arabia’s goal of improving its rail transport resources. ‘Together we will be ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Accessibility technology projects awarded funding


    UK: Seven technology projects which aim to assist passengers with disabilities have been awarded a total of £600 000 of government funding to support development. Accessibility Evaluation Survey for Stations is a tool to help people responsible for station accessibility to identify problems and prioritise improvements. Less Visible Impairments ...