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Network Rail launches a £70m track worker safety task force

Thursday July 11th, 2019

Network Rail has launched a new safety task force, backed with a £70m fund, to target track-worker safety, bringing together multiple strands of work from across the company aimed at improving safety for employees that work on the railway.www.govopps.co.uk

Commenting on the initiative, Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s group safety, technical and engineering director, said: “We will make it safer to work on or near the railway than it is today. Everyone should expect to get home safe, every day, and while our track record has been good and improving, there are still too many close-calls and that will be addressed.”

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), the railway’s safety regulator, has also signalled concern in this area by issuing the company with two improvement notices seeking get the company to do more to improve track-worker safety.

 

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