The recent derailment at Stewarton has motivated the editorial team to reread some railway accidents reports. Our thinking is that if BTWT is to comment on such matters, we should, at the very least, try to be well briefed. The key reports are all on-line, but their locations are not readily apparent by Googling. Here are the links to the key reports for any readers who are interested in such matters and would like to join in our research.
If you would like to send us your own comments and analyses, they will be very welcome. Click on the thumbnail picture to download. (All files are pdfs, unless otherwise indicated.)
HSE Interim Report – 14 May 2002
HSE Progress Report – June 2002
HSE Progress Report – May 2003
(The above files are Crown Copyright and are part of the web pages of the Office of Rail Regulation. They can be accessed via this page on the ORR website.)
RAIB Interim Report – 26 February 2007
Network Rail Report – 4 September 2007
RAIB Progress Report – October 2007
RAIB Final Report (v2) – January 2009
We intend to spend a couple of weeks ploughing through these reports and looking at any other information that may be available. Any help from readers with a background in railway Civil Engineering will be much appreciated.