Drawing on experience and expertise from across the sector, the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is committed to further improvements to what is already one of the safest forms of public transport.
Established as part of the sector’s response to a Rail Accident Investigation Branch report into the tragic 2016 Croydon derailment that claimed seven lives, we’re building on the significant work already undertaken by a safety steering group established by the sector’s representative organisation, UK Tram.
With strong support from across the wider light rail community, and funding from the Department of Transport, the LRSSB is now ensuring the implementation of the RAIB’s recommendations and exploring innovative ways to further enhance safety on existing and future networks.
LRSSB Chief Executive, Carl Williams, has outlined the organisation’s plans for the future and its successes to date in a wide-ranging interview for a leading transport sector magazine.
New guidance on stray currents and a review of documents on medical fitness are among the topics covered in the latest issue of the LRSSB monthly newsletter. The roundup of the organisation’s news also includes an update on revisions to Tramway Principles and Guidance and you can read all about it here.
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