‘RSR’ is drawn from the railway’s collective knowledge and aims to link incidents and learning to Safety Management System arrangements. 

We cover virtually every safety subject you can think of, from the risk at the platform-train interface, to signals passed at danger. We consider the workforce, passengers and the public, GB and overseas incidents, and strive to keep the corporate memory alive by remembering the important lessons learnt from accidents like Clapham (1988), Southall (1997) and Ladbroke Grove (1999).  

Many articles are written by RSSB staff, but much material is provided by our members. For example, the National Freight Safety Group has a regular column, while a number of train operators and infrastructure firms use the report to share best practice.

In Rail Safety Review issue 40, we continue to consider the coronavirus and ask for information and ideas for a ‘deep dive’ to consider how it’s affecting our industry. We return too to the question of signalling standards and compliance vs fitness for use. For more information on how we can help, look at our 'Coronavirus pandemic - how we can help you' page.

We take this opportunity again to send our thanks not only to the heroes of the NHS front line, but to those on the railway’s front line, who are doing sterling work to help get key workers and vital goods where they need to be, as quickly as possible. 

If you’re feeling unwell, please follow public health advice immediately. More information may be found on the NHS website.