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RMT calls for action after Network Rail fined for Carmont derailment
The company in charge of rail infrastructure in Britain admitted to health and safety failings over the rail crash at Carmont near Stonehaven three years ago which claimed three lives. A Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report concerning the train...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Network Rail, Carmont, Stonehaven, RAIB
RMT statement ahead of Carmont disaster court hearing
"Network Rail need to face the full force of the law over the Carmont disaster near Stonehaven to give bereaved families some sense of justice.   "Network Rail's attitude to safety has been abysmal with staff shortages and 20 recommendations by...
Region: National
Tagged with: RMT, Mick Lynch, Carmont, Stonehaven, RAIB, Network Rail
RMT calls for action on anniversary of Carmont disaster
The report into the fatal derailment of a passenger train at Carmont, Aberdeenshire on August 12, 2020 by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) made 20 recommendations in March 2022 for the improvement of railway safety including the better management of construction activities by...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carmont disaster, safety
RMT marks two years since Carmont tragedy
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...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Carmont, Network Rail, Rail Tragedy, RMT
Carmont Rail accident Report
In response to the official investigation into the Carmont Rail tragedy RMT has today called for an urgent rail safety summit of the Scottish and UK Government’s, the rail unions, Network Rail, the rail infrastructure companies and operators to prevent...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Carmont, Carillion, Rail Accident Investigation Branch, RAIB, Accident, Tragedy
Scottish Government’s statement on Carmont
Commenting on the Scottish Transport Minister’s statement on the Carmont Rail accident Report, RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “RMT has been leading the calls for an urgent safety summit to prevent future rail tragedies, so we welcome the Scottish...
Region: Scotland
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Carmont, Carillion, Rail Accident Investigation Branch, RAIB, Accident, Tragedy, Network Rail
RMT response to RAIB interim report into Carmont tragedy
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash stated that: “The tragic loss of life and damage at Carmont sets out that there are clear deficiencies in Network Rail’s approach to the effects of severe weather and its effects on the ageing rail...
Region: National
Tagged with: Stonehaven, Carmont
Initial RMT response to Secretary of State's interim report into Carmont derailment
“RMT will be studying this interim report closely and consulting with our members and reps before we produce a detailed response in due course. “We will be focussing on a range of issues including cuts to the Network Rail maintenance...
Region: National
Tagged with: Carmont, Stonehaven