Companies are now able to make their own informed choice about their trains’ front end colour, as long as the right risk assessment is done and all affected parties are involved.
Accidents on the platform are the biggest fatality risk for passengers on the railway: in the last five years, 19 people have been killed and over 7,000 injured around the edge of station platforms. A cross-industry strategy to reduce injuries at the PTI was published in early 2015.
This is a collation of some of the world’s railway formal inquiry reports. It includes a brief incident synopsis, along with the main causes and recommendations from each investigation.
Readers may find some of the actions and recommendations useful to their own operations.
Co-ordinated by Greg Morse, Operational Feedback Specialist, RSSB