Currents Home
Home

Articles

Gallery

Free Newsletter

Book Shop

Links

Site Map

Help Page

Search


Make your voice heard at the Danger Ahead! Forum

Sound off about this item


Currents

Currents
   

Hidden Dangers - 20% DISCOUNT

Ireland
Passenger safety on Iarnród Éireann questioned

  : Thursday March 23, 2000
Passenger safety has been endangered on Irish railways on three occasions since 1998 according to the Irish Locomotive Drivers' Association (ILDA) during a high court action to gain recognition of the association by Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railways).
In two of the incidents, trains had become divided. The railway company however said that due to normal safety procedures passengers' lives were not in danger in any of the incidents..

Last week, the ILDA presented a report to Railways Inspection Office which said that a 1998 report by International Risk Management Services identified 33 "unreasonable risks". The latest audit shows that only four of these have been rectified. More worringly, according to the ILDA the IRMS noted a further 11 "unreasonable risks" in its audit. .

Iarnród Éireann’s network extands over 2,800 track kilometres and provides covers 1,900 route kilometres. In 1997 the company carried 29.4 million passengers.


Join the discussion

Web sources:
Passengers were never in danger, Irish Rail asserts
The Irish Times 21 Mar 2000


Links

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railways)

Currents
Head on collision kills 31 in Indonesia
02 Sep 2001
Nothing
At least 8 killed in Belgian Train Crash
27 Mar 2001
Nothing
Train carrying empty nuclear flasks derailed
02 Mar 2001
Nothing
SELBY: Crash death toll "may be lower"
02 Mar 2001
Nothing
UK: Selby-13 dead in Selby train crash
28 Feb 2001
Nothing
UK: Several feared injured in Yorkshire train crash
28 Feb 2001
Nothing
COMMENT: Push - Pull - the Hidden Dangers
by R H State
Nothing

Seven days . . .
. . . web focus on rail safety and accidents in the last week
Search

Search currents


powered by FreeFind

Erik's Rail News
ERN Headlines

Accidents   Features     7 Days   Gallery   Bookshop   SignalPost   Newsletter   Postcards   Guestbook   Forum   Links   Map   Search   Contact

Click Here!

This file last updated: Thursday, 23-Mar-2000 19:14:25 EST
Copyright © David Fry 1999