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. Backhouse Jones said Network Rail has become “fed up” of the number of bridge strikes by HGVs and the rail operator had now set up a system in which it notifies the traffic commissioner’s office as soon as an incident is reported. Network Rail said there are on average five bridge strikes by lorries […]
Network Rail clamps down on HGV operators involved in bridge strikes with ‘Wise Up, Size Up’ campaign
Network Rail has insisted there is no excuse for HGV drivers not to know the height of their vehicles and it will support regulatory action against companies that are involved in bridge strikes.
London transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has stepped down to take the role of chairman at Network Rail.
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.