The Tackling Track Safety Project


is our way of helping you to understand that railways are much more dangerous than you may think. Every year lots of people both young and old get hurt or even die, because they didn’t realise how dangerous the railway and trains can be.

The purpose of the tackling track safety project is to stop young people and adults from getting seriously hurt or killing themselves on Britain’s 20,000 miles of railway. Whilst the UK is renowned for having one of the safest railways in Europe, in 2014/15 there were 43 preventable deaths, 296 major injuries and many more minor injuries that could have been avoided.
The Tackling Track Safety Project was officially launched by the footballing legend Paul Scholes on 19th November 2015 and our goal is to dramatically help reduce those accidents and deaths on the railway. Unfortunately rail safety isn’t the most glamourous of subjects, but we’ve worked hard researching new and fun ways to engage people in rail safety and we use a combination of sports based education, community engagement projects and volunteering projects to educate the great British public.

Network Rail

Network Rail own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation

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Rail Safety and Standards Board

Through research, analysis, and insight RSSB supports our members and stakeholders to deliver a​ safer, more efficient and sustainable rail system​​

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Junior Citizen

Think Safe is an active safety training programme in which children take part in mock ups of dangers they may face in everyday day life and learn through experience how to deal with them.

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Rail Safety Summits

Each year, Rail Media organise various Rail Summits covering a wide variety of topics ranging from BIM and Sustainability to Safety and all those in between.

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British Transport Police

National police service for the railways in Great Britain. Provides information on regional contacts and BTP policy on policing sporting events.

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Office of Rail and Road

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways.

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Miles Per Hour

20,000

Miles of Track

25,000

Volts Overhead

£1000

Fine for Trespassing

Rail Safety Videos


Use the below resources to further your rail safety education