Driving a train is a high workload job. Being distracted by other thoughts can lead to a lack of concentration that sparks a series of potentially serious events.
This section of RED 45 reconstructs a potentially fatal incident that started with a driver stopping beyond the point where he could see the on-platform monitors. Safety-critical procedures need to be followed and, if necessary, additional measures taken to ensure a safe dispatch.
This RED programme looks at a number of issues around train driving and dispatch. As well as the importance of maintaining concentration while driving, there’s a section (from 17:28) that looks at the issues that arise from creating longer platforms and running longer trains.
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