Rail Accident Investigation Branch


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Rail Accident Investigation Branch

a branch of the Department of Transport by the Secretary of State, comprising the inspectors appointed to the task. It is charged with improving the safety of railways and preventing railway accidents and railway incidents. It has a Chief Inspector. It must investigate serious accidents and may investigate other accidents.
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The 11 jurors at the inquest at the county offices in Kendal, Cumbria had heard how a subsequent Rail Accident Investigation Branch inquiry ruled the "immediate cause" of the crash was that the train had gone over a "degraded and unsafe" set of points.
Last night, officials from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch said an inquiry was being launched.
A section of track was damaged and engineers are working at the site where SVR and the independent Rail Accident Investigation Branch are investigating.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) yesterday published its report into the collapse - and said Network Rail should have spotted there was a risk because of a soil embankment being built behind the wall.
All inspections and assessments at the crossing are up to date and we await the outcome of investigations by the British Transport Police and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch.
South Devon Railway said it was taking the incident "extremely seriously" and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch has launched a probe.
A statement from the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said: "The points at which the train stopped were redundant in the new layout and should have been secured in the normal position in readiness for their complete removal at a later date.
The on-board data recorder showed the vehicle was doing about 44mph in Croydon as it entered a sharp bend with a 12mph limit, according to an interim report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB).
The first North East incident, involving a First TransPennine Express, was investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) when it happened in 2013.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today officially opened the new premises of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB), the independent investigators working to make the railways safer.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has now published a full report into the incident.