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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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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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52222 Obscured signal at Haymarket station

December 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Method of working Rules and procedures Signalling Station and platform Scotland

Concerns have been raised about a shelter on platform four at Haymarket station obstructing the Conductors' view of the signal and Route Indicator (RI).

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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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52135 Staff working nights whilst attending daytime training

October 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Fatigue Rostering Rules and procedures Supervision and Management Scotland

Concern has been expressed that staff in Scotland are being asked to work on track at night
after attending training courses during the day.

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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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51386 AWS faults in Glasgow area ‘left unrepaired’

January 2013 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Signalling Method of working Scotland

A reporter is concerned that many long-standing Automatic Warning System (AWS) faults on Network Rail infrastructure in the Glasgow area have not been repaired. Some faults were first reported up to three years ago.

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51150 ‘Poorly sighted’ exit at Rutherglen depot

November 2012 in Network Rail and Suppliers

tagged Work environment Scotland

A reporter is concerned about the road traffic risks posed by the exit at Rutherglen depot in Glasgow. The entrance on Cambuslang Road is poorly sighted, according to the reporter, because staff must pull out into fast moving traffic. The exit is next to the slip road for the M74.

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