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  • Research project targets closing doors risk

    New technology with the potential to further reduce the risk of ‘trap and drag’ incidents on tramways and similar transit systems is to be subject to a comprehensive research project.

  • New Year message from Carl Williams, LRSSB Chief Executive

    Although 2022 has proved another challenging year on many fronts, when it comes to safety, the light rail sector has taken significant strides forward over the past 12 months.

  • Guidance documents summary – December 2022

    In its business plan for 22/23, the LRSSB has committed to producing a total of 12 individual guidance documents by the end of this financial year and has published a summary of those completed so far.

  • Reporting system upgrades taking shape

    Work to carry out a major upgrade to the Tram Accident and Incident Reporting (TAIR) system is gathering pace.

  • Red light warning for motorists in new tram safety videos

    The dangers of jumping red lights near to tram lines are highlighted in one of the latest additions to a series of videos from the organisation responsible for driving light rail safety.

  • Sound guidance on audible warnings

    Revised guidelines on procedures and specifications for testing audible warnings on tramways has been published by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.

  • Guidance for depot design published

    A new document from the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board is setting out guidance for the design of well-integrated tramway depots and their operational control centres.

  • Testing and Commissioning guide ready to download

    The safe testing and commissioning of new tramway vehicles and infrastructure has been put under the spotlight in guidance published this month by the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board.

  • LRSSB steps up engagement on guidance development

    The views of safety professionals from across the sector are to help shape the development of new light rail guidance and future updates to existing documentation.

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