12 August 2022
RMT Press Office:
On the two year anniversary of the Carmont rail tragedy, Network Rail is “dragging its feet dangerously” on key safety recommendations, the country’s largest rail union RMT has warned today.
Despite the Rail Accident Investigation Branch making 20 recommendations in March earlier this year to improve safety when it reported into the causes of the tragedy, they have not been implemented.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:
“We are extremely concerned that Network Rail is dragging its feet dangerously on key safety recommendations following the Carmont Rail Tragedy.
“In fact, instead of focusing on improving rail safety, it is proposing to make matters even worse by cutting thousands of safety critical jobs across the network.
“Our railways do not need safety cuts which will make it more likely tragedies like Carmont will happen again.
“Network Rail needs to act on safety recommendations and swiftly reverse its safety critical jobs cull.”