Rail safety

Senator Backed by Rail Companies Introduces New Bill That Would De-Regulate Rail Industry

Senator Backed by Rail Companies Introduces New Bill That Would De-Regulate Rail Industry
Now, with over 100 years of history showing the rail industry's refusal to implement safety measures until enough people have died, the industry is again pushing to regulate itself in order to avoid proven safety technologies for the sake of “keep[ing] more of their profits.” Congress and the anti-regulatory officials now in the Trump administration are working hard to allow this to happen.

UK Aslef rail union boss Mick Whelan: ‘I'm not a great fan of glorious defeats’

UK Aslef rail union boss Mick Whelan: ‘I'm not a great fan of glorious defeats’
After months of strikes causing transport chaos across the south-east, Mick Whelan is fast becoming Britain’s most-hated union leader. But the stakes are so high he won’t be backing down, he says
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/14/mick-whelan-aslef-train...

UK Railway terror alert reignites train drivers' union ASLEF row over safety staff

UK Railway terror alert reignites train drivers' union ASLEF row over safety staff
Train drivers' union ASLEF say the view from the cab is blurry and dark - vastly different from claims made by rail firms
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/railway-terror-alert-reignites-trai...
BYMARK ELLIS
• 18:05, 4 JAN 2017

Southern Railway train (Photo: PA)

Drop the Charges against Tom Harding and Richard Labrie-Railroad Workers Harding and Labrie Defense Committee And Solidarity Campaign

Railroads show little progress on key safety technology as Congress lets rail bosses and billionaires off the hook

Railroads show little progress on key safety technology as Congress lets rail bosses and billionaires off the hook
Railroads show little progress on key safety technology
http://phys.org/news/2016-08-railroads-key-safety-technology.html
August 17, 2016 by Joan Lowy

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