RSSB provides analyses of some of the world’s biggest rail accidents in order to extract lessons and provide food for thought.
In July 2013, there were four major train accidents across the globe in just 22 days. The runaway and explosion in Quebec, the derailment in Paris, the high-speed derailment in Spain and finally a dispatch error in Switzerland that led to a collision that killed the driver gave the GB rail industry pause for thought. To aid in that thinking, RSSB began to produce digests on major overseas train accidents, updating them as more information became available and offering insight as to the implications of each for to GB rail operations. The following incidents have so far been covered: