At the end of March 2020, the annual number of SPADs was the highest it had been for 15 years. In response, RSSB’s data insights team analysed data from various sources to understand the possible causes of this rise and to inform SPAD risk management going forward.
Beyond Covid-19: Adapting to the new normal in rail
RSSB and Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport, discusses the steps the rail industry has taken to maintain safety and promote passenger confidence following the outbreak of Covid-19.
ADHERE Webinar 1: Double Variable Rate Sanders an In-Service Success
The first ADHERE dissemination webinar was held on Thursday 26th March. It presented the success story of the Double Variable Rate Sanders (DVRS) pilot, from design and system integration to installation outcomes and finally the results, including what drivers thought of DVRS.
On 2 April 2020, RSSB hosted an international webinar to promote novel rail cleaning solutions. The webinar disseminated research undertaken within the ADHERE programme and led by the University of Sheffield, The Imagination Factory, and CoCatalyst and also featured a presentation from Laser Precision Solutions, an SME with its headquarters in the Netherlands.
ADHERE Webinar 3: Train Braking and Low Adhesion Modelling
The third ADHERE webinar focused on modelling low adhesion and train braking, specifically three models: LILAC, LABRADOR and WSPER. The session’s aim was to provide clear examples of how and when these models can be used and their benefits.