Tackling Freight Derailment

In response to, and at the behest of, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), a cross-industry group has been set up to look into the reasons why freight wagons derail, in particular when due to interactions of track, vehicle and offset load. The Cross-Industry Freight Derailment Working Group has also been tasked with specifying and supporting the implementation of short-, medium- and long-term measures that will reduce the risk of derailments so far as is reasonably practicable.
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