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Safety Archives - Page 2 of 8 - Loco Express

Tragic afternoon on the tracks

Jan 16, 2017News

Yesterday was a horrific day with two pedestrians being hit by trains in separate incidents. According to media reports, a woman in Melbourne’s northwest was killed and another pedestrian is in a critical condition after being hit […] Read More »

Emails reveal multiple warnings about Skytrain safety threat

Jan 16, 2017News

The Sydney Morning Herald reveals that senior RMS officials were so concerned about the structural soundness of the Skytrain section of the Sydney Metro North West project that they raised multiple warnings and pushed to halt construction. […] Read More »

Dangerous incident in London shows why we need guards on trains

Jan 12, 2017News

A recent incident in London where a woman was dragged along a platform after getting her hand caught in a door is another reminder of the dangers of driver only operation. Luckily, according to media reports the […] Read More »

RTBU meets with management and Safework NSW following Sandgate assault

Jan 10, 2017News

On Thursday your Union and HSR met with FLACH management and Safework NSW inspectors to discuss safety and security and to identify what the company has done to improve safety at the Sandgate office since your […] Read More »

Spanish train driver cops bad press for standing up for safety

Oct 19, 2016News

A Spanish train driver left his post mid-route this week because he reached the legal limit on the number of hours he could work. In Spain the legal shift length is set at six hours straight to […] Read More »

Loco division stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Norway

Oct 7, 2016News

Our colleagues in the Norwegian National Union of Locomotivemen (NLF) are currently participating in a national legal strike over the refusal to establish a common national standard for locomotive drivers’ training. The NLF says that over the […] Read More »

Rail safety week a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility

Aug 18, 2016News

This week is Rail Safety Week. It reminds all rail users that safety on our network is everyone’s responsibility.Drivers often have very little time to react if they see someone illegally crossing tracks, or to […] Read More »

Rail strikes continue in Scotland against driver only operation

Jul 29, 2016News

British rail union RMT has already coordinated strikes across Scotland over the safety and accessibility risks of moving to a de-staffed, faceless railway with driver-only operation. Now RMT has confirmed further days of industrial action […] Read More »

Rail workers in the U.S. fight for two-person train crews

Jul 26, 2016News

Rail workers in the U.S. are supporting a proposed Federal Railroad Administration rule which would  make two-person train crews the standard for train operations. Representatives of the U.S Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and […] Read More »

Rail transport operators must ensure rail safety worker competence: ONRSR

Jul 26, 2016News

Rail transport operators must ensure that each rail safety worker has the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out work safely, according to a new fact sheet on rail safety worker competence  issued by the Office of […] Read More »

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