A high-speed passenger train narrowly missed crashing into a 60-tonne HGV at a level crossing in Flintshire, prompting concerns about Network Rail’s management processes. An investigation into the incident, which occurred in Bagillt in August 2018, found that the abnormal vehicle was given clearance to use the crossing without signal protection. The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) said a person assisting the driver of the articulated lorry, which was hauling a semi-trailer equipped with a large ram and loading crane […]
Companies whose drivers hit bridges in their lorries will be hauled before the traffic commissioner and could face “exceptionally harsh” punishments, according to road transport solicitors.
Labour transport minister Richard Burden (pictured) has accused the government of washing its hands of the Strategic Road Network (SRN), following the creation of Highways England in April.
The Transport Committee has said the government’s transformation of the Highways Agency (HA) into something akin to Network Rail is an unnecessary and potentially costly mistake.