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NEWSSafety Archives - Page 4 of 8 - Loco Express

Liverpool turnback project training

Jan 14, 2014News

Sydney Trains’ proposed training package for the new Liverpool Turnback track forced the Loco Division to lodge a notice of dispute recently. Sydney Trains initially proposed to have drivers learn the new route, which is […] Read More »

US Metro-North ordered to slow down

Dec 10, 2013News

An emergency order has been issued to the Metro-North Railroad, calling on it to take immediate steps to ensure its crew don’t speed. Read More »

NSW Trains uniform consultation collapses

Nov 8, 2013News

A trial of the new NSW Trains uniforms has just been completed, following several months of consultation over the issue.   Read More »

Worried about being pushed to work too many hours?

Oct 24, 2013News

Members at Sydney Trains have raised concerns about management requesting that drivers work above the legal maximum number of hours per shift. Read More »

Calls for national roll-out of level crossing safety devices

Oct 1, 2013News

New technology aimed at improving safety at level crossings should be rolled out across the country, the RTBU says. Read More »

Calls for national roll-out of level crossing safety devices

Oct 1, 2013National

New technology aimed at improving safety at level crossings should be rolled out across the country, the RTBU says. Read More »

QLD takes crossing safety to a new level

Queensland is currently trialling a number of solutions to make open level crossings in the state safer. Read More »

Canada bans one-man crews

Jul 26, 2013News

One-man crews have been banned from trains with dangerous good in Canada following the recent derailment in Quebec which killed 47 people. Read More »

Explosive impact on safety

Jul 25, 2013News

RailCorp recently made a decision to remove Rail Safety Signals otherwise known as ‘detonators’ from their network. In eliminating this safety precaution, workers’ safety is reliant on the notoriously troubled train radio system. Read More »

RailCorp fails on route knowledge

Jul 1, 2013News

Reports of RailCorp drivers being pressured into driving trains on routes they’re not qualified for have raised serious safety concerns recently. Read More »

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