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52508 AWS code 2 fault at signal DY1 not rectified

March 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Infrastructure Signalling West Midlands

Concern has been expressed that signal DY1, located at Elford, has not been fixed even though it is incorrectly producing an Automatic Warning System (AWS) code 2 fault.

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51384 Spring-loaded points ‘pose a safety risk’

February 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Method of working Scotland

A reporter is concerned about the safety risk posed by a set of spring-loaded, hand operated points in Dundee sidings. The carriage sidings, which are next to the station, are
thought to be owned by Network Rail.

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51255 Mile post signage ‘found lacking’ in North Wales

January 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Infrastructure Wales

A reporter is concerned by the current condition of mile posts across North Wales. The reporter believes that up to half have either fallen over, are obscured by vegetation, damaged or
missing altogether. The reporter states that there should be bright yellow mile posts every quarter of a mile so they cannot be missed.

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52344 No radio communication between Taynuilt and Oban

January 2014 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Communication and teamwork Equipment Infrastructure Signalling Scotland

Concern has been expressed that between Taynuilt and Oban on the West Highland line there is no means of communication between the Driver and Signaller, due to inference from the user mast.

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52225 Inadequate lighting and vegetation problem at Fouldubs

November 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Infrastructure Work environment Scotland

Concerns have been raised about inadequate lighting and overgrown vegetation at Fouldubs sidings, in Grangemouth.

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52046 Gate doors continuously being closed at Kenyon access

October 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Work environment Security North West

Concerns have been raised about at least one of the access gate doors at Balfour Beatty's site in Kenyon, Warrington being continually left closed. Several road vehicles are thought to enter through these gates.

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51124 Vegetation issue at Milburn yard

September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Work environment Scotland

A reporter has raised concerns regarding overgrown vegetation at Milburn yard.

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51655 Misleading ground signals at Workington station

September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Signalling North West

A reporter has concerns about obsolete ground signals in the Workington station area causing confusion for Drivers.

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51984 ‘Poor’ state of various boards

September 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Infrastructure Supervision and Management South East

Concern has been expressed about the poor state of the warning boards, speed commencement boards and coasting boards on the Brighton to Victoria/Havant/Portsmouth routes.

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51834 Lighting on the Forth Bridge creating a distraction

July 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Work environment Scotland

Drivers are concerned about the distraction caused by the lights used to illuminate the Forth Bridge when they shine into the driving cab.

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