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In The News | 13th May 2024 | Latest Rail News

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An investigation has been launched after a restored diesel locomotive partially derailed from a heritage railway line during a festival in Dorset.

An article on The Standard website says evening diesel gala and beer festival train services on the Swanage Railway heritage line were suspended on Saturday after the diesel locomotive partially derailed at Corfe Castle station.

The incident involving an ex-British Rail Class 50 locomotive named Indomitable occurred at around 6.30pm as a passenger train bound for Harman’s Cross and Swanage was running into Corfe Castle station from Norden.

No passengers were injured and no damage was sustained to the carriages of the train in the incident.

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has published a refreshed Rail Health and Safety Strategy for the industry.

Britain’s railways are among the safest in the world. However, it isn’t risk-free, and there is a need for industry to continue to work together to tackle shared risks, and deliver a safe railway for both passengers and freight customers.

Today’s railway is facing significant challenges in cost, performance and reliability. The new strategy aims to help Britain’s railways address both these and the key safety and employee wellbeing risks in a joined-up way. These are encapsulated in the vision: having the world’s healthiest, safest, and affordable railway.

Siemens Mobility is to invest around €150 million to expand its service depot in Dortmund-Eving in Germany.

An article on Rail Advent says construction of the new building will begin this year and is due to be completed by 2026. It will extend the facility by 87,550m², increasing the Dortmund depot’s total area of 70,000m² to 157,550m².

The extension will comprise an additional 12,300m² service hall with storage facility, offices and workshops, which will accommodate the maintenance of trains up to four hundred metres long.

An eight-car trainset operating on Seoul Great Train Express Line A has been equipped with 55 inch Transparent OLED displays which act as both windows and information screens.

An article on the Railway Gazette says the 16 screens supplied by LG Display show varied content including route maps, while also functioning like conventional glass to provide a sense of open space and increased safety by enabling passengers to check outside in emergency situations.

Installation across the GTX fleet of Hyundai Rotem trainsets is now planned.

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