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Magdalen Road LC Near miss 9th Aug 2017- RAIB Digest

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Magdalen Road LC Near miss 9th Aug 2017- RAIB Digest

Unread postby John Webb » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:29 pm

The RAIB have published their Safety Digest regarding this incident - see https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/652927/D142017_171019_Magdalen_Road_LC.pdf.
In summary:
This incident demonstrates the importance of:
• signallers ensuring that the route is and will remain safe for the passage of trains, when authorising a train to pass a signal at danger
• signallers placing level crossings controlled by the signal box in full manual control, when authorising a train to pass a protecting signal at danger
• signallers stopping and thinking before trying to recover from an unexpected event as there might be pitfalls in what seems to be an obvious course of action
• drivers actively monitoring the safety of the line ahead of their train after having been authorised to pass a signal at danger
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Re: Magdalen Road LC Near miss 9th Aug 2017- RAIB Digest

Unread postby John » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:12 pm

In report they mention Watlington Signal box - where is it! :mrgreen:

(NB: Have told them the correct name)
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Re: Magdalen Road LC Near miss 9th Aug 2017- RAIB Digest

Unread postby Stuart Johnson » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:53 pm

Report now corrected.
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