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This site is a dedicated resource for people working within the rail industry.

Safety Central promotes best practice health and safety within the rail industry. You’ll find information about a multitude of health and safety topics, advice and guidance, useful contacts, and plentiful resources including presentations and safety videos.

Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Environmental Sustainability Strategy

Network Rail has launched its new Environmental Sustainability strategy. It outlines plans to create a cleaner, greener railway over the next 30 years. The strategy […]

Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Network Rail is continuing to work very closely with government, industry partners and health bodies to have the latest advice and messages available. In order […]

Media of the month

Near Miss Video

At 0900,14 November  2019 three members of Network Rail staff had to jump out of the way of an approaching train travelling at 125mph on the West Coast mainline at Kirtlebridge in Dumfries and Galloway. Fortunately no one was injured and everyone went home safe that day. Following the near miss, a lessons learned workshop was carried out with the team involved in events that day. The team were really honest and transparent in sharing their experience and the emotional impact it had on them. With thanks to Network Rail's Scotland's Railway team, we are  able to share with you some of the comments and conversations from the team involved in the near miss which highlights the impact it had on them and the importance of always working safely.

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