Freight derailments: the interaction of track, vehicle and freight container load, and potential areas for improvements

Following the rail industry workshop in March 2015, we recognise the progress that has been made in identifying and developing new potential risk control measures in the interaction of track, vehicles and freight container loads.

Where we identify gaps in individual dutyholders risk control measures we will continue to challenge the suitability of risk assessments and associated management arrangements to control risk arising from freight container traffic.

Rail industry seminar papers, 6 March 2015

  1. Recent freight derailments: the interaction of track, vehicles and freight container loads, and potential areas for improvements - Agenda pdf icon PDF, 204 Kb
  2. Recent freight train derailments: the interaction of track, train and container loads - potential for improvements - The ORR view pdf icon PDF, 873 Kb
  3. The interaction of track, freight vehicles and their loads - The RAIB perspective pdf icon PDF, 577 Kb
  4. Freight vehicle fleet changes and track twist derailment history - University of Huddersfield Institute of Railway Research pdf icon PDF, 599 Kb
  5. Rail industry seminar - Issues relating to recent freight train derailments, RSSB pdf icon PDF, 418 Kb
  6. Interaction of track, vehicle, load - The legal context, ORR pdf icon PDF, 504 Kb
  7. Outputs from the industry freight train derailments working group - RSSB  pdf icon PDF, 483 Kb
  8. Recent freight derailments: the interaction of track, vehicles and freight container loads, and potential areas for improvements - Actions from the meeting pdf icon PDF, 249 Kb

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