Level crossings, infrastructure and vehicles
Railway infrastructure consists primarily of the tracks, formation and supporting structures (bridges, viaducts and tunnels), stations and electrified lines. Signalling and train control equipment also form part of the infrastructure.
Under health and safety law, we have powers of investigation and enforcement to ensure that railway operators are controlling risks posed by rolling stock operations and infrastructure, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Road rail interface programme of risk reduction as a result of the Great Heck train crash on 28 February 2001 in which 10 people were fatally injured.
A signal passed at danger (SPAD) occurs when a train passes a stop signal without authority to do so.