RAIL SAFETY IN THE CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS

This paper addresses the safe carriage of dangerous goods by rail from a Railtrack point of view. Railtrack are committed to running a safe railway. A continuous programme of improvement in safety performance includes the need to regularly review the requirements for acceptance and carriage of dangerous goods. Railtrack and the rail industry in general are of course also involved in times of considerable change given privatisation. As far as dangerous goods are concerned this change gives added impetus to the need for harmonisation of transport requirements both nationally and internationally by road and rail. British Rail (BR) always supported this intention and so do Railtrack, as long as all modes are dealt with consistently particularly given the intermodal and international nature of many movements. This paper was presented at the EnviroMan '94 Conference in St Albans, England, 28-30 June 1994, organised by International Labmate Ltd. (A)

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    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

    P.O. Box 24, Northgate Avenue
    Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • ABBOTT, P
  • Publication Date: 1995-12

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 25-6,28
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  • Accession Number: 00720819
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 24 1996 12:00AM