Safety - Articles and news items

TfL to test new safety technology on London buses

Industry news  •  17 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Transport for London plans to test new safety technology on London buses, including automatic braking and audible warning systems.

Spit kits issued to bus drivers in West Midlands

Industry news  •  16 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

West Midlands Safer Travel Police are catching more offenders using DNA from spit kits that have been issued to bus drivers.

Greater Manchester’s TravelSafe Partnership to expand

Industry news  •  21 July 2017  •  Eurotransport

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has announced an investment in the safety of Greater Manchester’s public transport system.

The important and ever-changing world of fleet maintenance

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  30 June 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Graham Ellis discusses the importance of bus fleet maintenance and how the advancements in technology has changed the nature of engineering…

Introducing Quantum – A revolutionary new approach to wheelchair and scooter securement on buses

Industry news  •  17 April 2017  •  Q'Straint

After boarding a bus, Quantum allows wheelchair and scooter passengers to position their chair and by simply pushing a button to secure themselves in a stable and safe rear-facing position without driver assistance. The process takes under 25 seconds…

Operation Blitz battles anti-social behaviour on busway

Industry news  •  11 April 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of ‘Operation Blitz’, officers from the Travelsafe Unit patrol the Leigh to Ellenbrook busway to stop to anti-social behaviour.

Thermal imaging for safety and efficiency in public transportation

Industry news  •  6 March 2017  •  McLaren Marketing

Every day, public transportation passengers rely on trains, metros or trams to bring them safely and timely at their point of destination.

Safety & Security In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 1 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  20 February 2017  •  Eurotransport

Secure, safe and seamless operations; Policing London’s Night Tube; Ensuring safety and service efficiency for bus users in Malta; and Combatting today’s cyber threat in transport…

Merseytravel invests £700 million for new fleet

Industry news  •  17 February 2017  •  Rachael Harper

Merseytravel is to completely transform its fleet network for the Liverpool City Region in a deal signed with Stadler worth £700 million.

Crossrail prepares to install platform screen doors at Elizabeth line stations

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  2 February 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

Crossrail will begin fitting out full height platform screen doors at central stations on the new Elizabeth line this month. View the video of trail installations at a test facility in Wolverton…

Safety and security within public transport systems

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  26 January 2017  •  Graham Ellis

Eurotransport’s regular blogger Graham Ellis discusses the issues surrounding safety and security within public transport systems…

Safety & Security Supplement 2016

Issue 6 2016, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  30 November 2016  •  

Kevin Hargreaves discusses TfGM’s Control Centre and integrated transport management; Making public transport safe and accessible for people living with vision impairments and London Underground’s Escalator Passenger Safety Strategy – making passengers safer is covered by Phil Harley…

RAIB publishes interim report on fatal Croydon tram derailment

Industry news  •  16 November 2016  •  European Railway Review

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its interim report into the Croydon tram derailment which fatality injured seven passengers on board.

Supporting transport innovation through future research programmes

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  31 October 2016  •  Jayne Diffin, Head of Innovation and Development, TRL

Cyber security, virtual reality and machine learning will drive the future of transport says Jayne Diffin, Head of Innovation at the Transport Research Laboratory, as the organisation reveals research projects being delivered over the coming year…

Supporting staff mental health at Crossrail

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  10 October 2016  •  Christina Butterworth, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Strategy Lead at Crossrail & MHFA England

Here, Christina Butterworth, Occupational Health and Wellbeing Strategy Lead at Crossrail, tells us why mental health will be a vital part of the Crossrail legacy.