Rail organisations around the world have responded to the Coronavirus pandemic in a variety of ways. This article aims to share knowledge and provide an overview of the various control measures that have been implemented. The international control measures were identified by the International Union of Railways (UIC) Covid-19 task force and have been summarised here with their permission. The UIC is an international rail transport membership body.
As the government begins to relax guidelines, the GB rail industry will be expected to return to normal operations in due course. Rail organisations are beginning to put in place measures to help control any further spread of Covid-19. This article aims to inform existing control measures by considering international good practice. RSSB can provide further support and advice on implementing control measures, recently a new service has been set up for members to support risks assessments. RSSB is also helping industry through a range of groups, including: the Covid-19 Joint Executive Oversight Team (JEOT), the Rail Delivery Group Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum (RDG RICF) and various risk groups.
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