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52186 & 52190 Conductor training following station redevelopment

October 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Knowledge Skills and experience Method of working Station and platform Training and briefing East Midlands

Two individuals have contacted CIRAS separately with concerns about the training being provided to Conductors following the redevelopment of Nottingham station.


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52104 Clarification on overriding the pass-comm in dead sections

August 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Infrastructure Method of working Rules and procedures South East North East East Midlands East Anglia

Clarification is required on overriding the passenger communication (pass-comm) apparatus in a dead section.

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51435 Passengers undertaking ‘unsafe behaviour’ at Newark Castle

March 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Level Crossings Station and platform Method of working East Midlands

A reporter has expressed concern that passengers are crossing when the barriers are down at Newark Castle level crossing in order to catch trains waiting at the station.

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51460 Dispatch procedure not being carried out correctly

February 2013 in Train Operations

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Station and platform East Midlands

Concern has been expressed that Guards working local services stopping at Nottingham station are not carrying out the dispatch procedure correctly.

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51089 Customers’ luggage ‘obstructing’ doors and gangways

November 2012 in Train Operations

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Work environment West Midlands East Midlands

Concern has been expressed about customers' luggage obstructing the train doors and gangways on East Coast services between King's Cross and Aberdeen/Inverness.

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41065 Crowding at Newark North Gate station

November 2010 in Train Operations

tagged Station and platform Security Method of working East Midlands

Crowding in the ticket hall during peak times is a concern for one reporter.

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41051 Slip, trip and fall hazard on platforms at Leicester station

November 2010 in Train Operations

tagged Station and platform Equipment Method of working East Midlands

A reporter has contacted CIRAS in relation to a Slip, Trip and Fall (STF) hazard on platforms at Leicester station.

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41107 Incorrect safety stickers displayed in cabs

November 2010 in Train Operations

tagged Equipment Method of working East Midlands West Midlands

A reporter is concerned that the safety stickers on the Class 170 trains operated by First TransPennine Express display the wrong message.

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40806 Faults reported in repair books

March 2010 in Train Operations

tagged Method of working Equipment Communication and teamwork Work environment East Anglia East Midlands

Maintenance issues raised in National Express East Coast (NXEC) repair books are of concern to a reporter.

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40659 Drivers unaware of possible changes in procedures about HST brake isolations

March 2010 in Train Operations

tagged Equipment Method of working Rules and procedures Communication and teamwork East Midlands East Anglia

Concern has been raised about axle isolations on High Speed Trains (HSTs).

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