RED 45 - Trap and Drag at the Platform / Train Interface

The reconstruction in this edition of RED looks at how a combination of human errors can lead to a serious incident at the platform / train interface. Although it focuses on a driver only operated (DOO) service, there are learning points for all despatch staff, whether on the train or platform

Our first news item looks at proceeding at caution, and the importance of clear communications around this issue. The second news item explores platform extensions, and the considerations that have to be made when an extension is planned. 


The programme includes:

  • Proceeding at caution
  • Reconstruction - discussion points
  • PTI - useful links and the strategy
  • Platform extensions and longer trains


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