New Train Protection

October 1999
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct99, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p7
Trade Publication
The British Government has developed and imposed train protection measures which automatically stop a train if a driver passes a danger signal designed to save lives and reduce railroad accidents in the country. The regulations imposed require protection measures to be fitted throughout the railroad network by the end of 2003. Such regulations were designed to reduce the likelihood of a rail crash which were recommended by the Health and Safety Commission supported by the railway industry, trade unions and passenger representatives. The Train Protection and Warning System is integrated into the existing rail network, fitted to all trains and other danger points across the network. It is predicted that the system would improve rail service and transportation safety.


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