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Railway Stations: Safety Measures

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made by the Office of Rail Regulation with train operating companies on reducing the number of accidents on station platforms. (187225)

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) undertakes inspection programmes with mainline train operating companies which, where appropriate, include assessing the company’s health and safety arrangements for managing the risk on station platforms.

Recently ORR has also worked with some of the major owning groups on strategies to reduce accidents. Industry statistics show signs of a reduction in the number of accidents at stations.