During Rail Live, ahead of #RSW23, Sean Leahy, a National Aerial Survey Specialist for Network Rail shared how they keep staff on the ground safe with their products such as RouteView. Watch the video.
On day 2 of #RSW23, the day that marked the sixth anniversary of the 11-year-old Harrison’s tragic death, they shared his mother’s call for more rail safety education as trespass incidents hit 18,500 for second year running.
Network Rail North West & Central ran events and activities at Manchester Piccadilly Station on 27 June and Liverpool Lime Street on 29 June. With over 500 goodie bags given and many interesting conversations.
Network Rail – Scotland’s Railway delivered rail safety talks to four of their partnership schools on the build up to Rail Safety Week and from these talks the schools have participated in various rail safety activities.
Their rail safety delivery partners (Scottish Football Association, Netball Scotland and Learn Live) supported the week by tweeting photos of activity / support.
They also relaunched their Rail Pastors Initiative on 29 June as part of #RSW23. It is a massive boost to the network and passengers having Rail Pastors present on certain routes!
Network Rail Southern had a whole raft of activity planned in conjunction with Southeastern, see Southeastern’s ‘What’s on’ blurb for more details.
Network Rail Wales & Western (Wales & Borders Route) did lots around stations for example litter picking on track and in public areas. On Friday 30th June on Cambrian they had a full day with volunteers from the local community and the Talyllyn railway, together with wellbeing stalls on the station.
They also shared a new level crossing safety video with some key messages:
- Always ensure that you adhere to any signage and the warning lights
- Always make sure you take off any headphones and keep your dogs on short leads
Network Rail and Transport for Wales (TfW), alongside TfW Health and Safety Trade Union Representatives, took part in a ‘safer walk’ and ‘pest control safety walk’ at TfW’s rail fleet depot in Machynlleth as part of #RSW23.
Plus, as part of his commitment to Rail Safety Week, Nick Millington (Route Director at Network Rail) provided an update on national ‘Track Worker Safety’ and the Safety Taskforce at the RSSB HQ as part of the IOSH Railway Group Seminar. Read more here.