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Sir David Davies' report on Automatic Train Protection systems, commissioned after the Ladbroke Grove accident.
This document was published in February 2000 by Royal Academy of Engineering.
It was written by Sir David Davies (CBE FREng FRS).
This item is linked to the Accident at Ladbroke Grove on 5th October 1999
The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 85 pages.The original document can be found here.
This document is © Royal Academy of Engineering.
"This report was undertaken at the request of the Deputy Prime Minister following the railway accident at Ladbroke Grove. It examines the consequences of signals passed at danger (SPADs) and recommends ways to minimise their effects including evaluating options for train protection. It argues that although less than 1% of SPADs lead to accidents they remain an area of serious concern for railway safety. The SPAD phenomenon occurs in other countries and on other railway systems. However, comparative statistics are not available owing to differences in signalling systems and data collection. More research on human factors and driver operation is strongly recommended but this must be augmented by an urgent programme of fitting enhanced forms of train protection."
30th July 1999
Railway Safety Regulations 1999
8th October 1999
Train Accident At Ladbroke Grove: First HSE Interim Report
1st November 1999
Ladbroke Grove: HSE Enforcement and Other Action since the Accident
Automatic Train Protection for the rail network in Britain: A study
24th February 2000
The Southall Rail Accident Inquiry Report
14th April 2000
Train Accident At Ladbroke Grove: Third HSE Interim Report
29th March 2001
The Joint Inquiry Into Train Protection Systems
19th June 2001
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 1 Report
20th September 2001
The Ladbroke Grove Rail Inquiry: Part 2 Report
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