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A safety net when all else fails

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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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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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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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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51551 Unmarked speed restriction between Carnforth and Settle

March 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Infrastructure Signalling North East Scotland

A reporter has concerns about an emergency speed restriction between Carnforth station junction and Settle junction which was left unmarked for two days.

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50399 ‘Variable’ coverage of train protection warning system

February 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Equipment Infrastructure Scotland

A reporter raises concerns about the possibility of a collision in areas of Scotland that have not yet had a Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) installed.

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41184 AWS failures distracting Drivers on Inverclyde Line

February 2011 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Scotland

Drivers are being distracted by badly positioned trackside Automatic Warning System (AWS) magnets on the Inverclyde Line.

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41164 Track defect near Aberdeen

December 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Infrastructure Scotland

A reporter has raised awareness about a potential track defect near Cairnrobin level crossing.

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40859 High workload at Green Oak Goit crossing

March 2010 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Level Crossings Infrastructure Scotland

A reporter is concerned that the increase in road traffic over Green Oak Goit crossing, coupled with the current operations system, has increased the workload of both crossing keepers and signallers to the point where an accident is becoming more and more likely.

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