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  • Successful safety review ahead of first trams to Newhaven

    The organisation responsible for driving light rail safety has praised the work of the Edinburgh Trams team following the successful launch of passenger services on a new route earlier this month.

  • Risk model boost for light rail safety

    Plans to help drive nationwide safety improvements through better understanding of tramway operation and maintenance risks, have been boosted by completion of updated models for all major UK systems.

  • Parliamentary event provides engagement opportunity

    A recent Westminster event provided the ideal opportunity for the LRSSB to step up its engagement with key stakeholders.

  • Meeting to explore training provision

    A new initiative aimed at helping to source the most appropriate safety training for light rail operators has been launched by the LRSSB.

  • Plan update highlights LRSSB successes

    The organisation responsible for driving tramway safety is on course to successfully deliver a programme of key projects aimed at further reducing the risk of harm or injury on UK networks.

  • New technology put under the spotlight by heads of safety

    Light rail safety professionals have been given an insightful demonstration of an innovative system that combines obstacle detection with overspeed monitoring and collision avoidance technology.

  • New guidance on OLE training and competency

    Rigorous training overseen with exemplary competence has been a key factor in maintaining the excellent safety record of Light Rail in the UK, and new guidance has just been published to help ensure this continues.

  • Enhanced TAIR system goes ‘live’

    In a major boost to future light rail safety, an upgraded Tram Accident and Incident Reporting (TAIR) system is now ‘live’ following the completion of successful testing.

  • Minimising risks associated with contracted works

    Construction and maintenance work inevitably involves an element of risk, but new guidance aims to reduce the chances of an accidents involving contracted work on tramways.

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