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We hear endless stories about the entangled politics of the railway, the latest strategic 'vision' and those boardroom suits who earn toe-curling bonuses.

But there are real people at the heart of our industry, making it function. This page brings together stories about those who work on or near the line.

Previous stories
Injured man loses lower leg
27th November 2014 (BBC News)
A 49-year-old rail worker on the Borders Railway has had his lower leg amputated after being seriously injured at a worksite in Galashiels.
Crushed by dumper
6th November 2014 (Southern Reporter)
A dumper truck driver working on the Borders Railway to the north of Galashiels has been airlifted to hospital after his vehicle overturned.
Failings cause amputation accident
1st October 2014 Construction Enquirer)
BAM Nuttall Ltd has been fined £140,000 after a worker was crushed by a six-tonne beam during replacement work on a south London rail bridge.
Rail worker stepped in front of train
12th September 2014 (Witney Gazette)
An experienced railway worker died when he moved out in front of a Cotswold Line train near Charlbury after telling a co-worker and friend to get lost.
Contractor fined in burns case
9th September 2014 (PP Construction Safety)
Balfour Beatty Rail Projects has been fined £350,000 after being found guilty of causing a rail worker to suffer serious burns when he came into contact with live overhead line equipment.
Rail worker in 'serious' condition
8th July 2014 (Staffordshire Newsletter)
A Stafford railway worker remains in a serious condition in hospital after a trench collapsed onto him at Network Rail's depot in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Trackworker hit by train
24th June 2014 (Croydon Advertiser)
A Network Rail worker has sustained a suspected broken arm after being hit by a train between East Croydon and Gatwick.
Hastings rail worker electrocuted in fall
27th May 2014 (BBC News)
A 46-year-old railway worker has been electrocuted after falling onto a live rail at the St Leonards West Marina Depot, on the Hastings line.
Zero hours concern over rail safety
10th March 2014 (BBC News)
Claims that zero hours contracts are driving experienced maintenance workers out of the rail industry are a cause for concern, an MP has said.
Rail worker named
6th March 2014 (Oxford Mail)
A man who was killed by a First Great Western train near Charlbury has been named as 52-year-old Dennis Williams.
Investigation starts into rail worker death
1st March 2014 (Oxford Mail)
Network Rail has confirmed that a man who was killed by a train near Charlbury on Wednesday was a rail worker believed to be in his fifties.
Newark casualty loses his fight
5th February 2014 (Lincolnshire Echo)
49-year-old Network Rail trackworker John Wright, who was hit by a train at Newark Northgate in January, has died from his injuries.
Serious injury suffered by rail worker
22nd January 2014 (Newark Advertiser)
A Network Rail trackworker has been hit by a train at Newark Northgate and airlifted to hospital.
Workers escape injury
17th January 2014 (Shropshire Star)
Railway workers had to dash to safety when a train hit a maintenance trolley placed on the track near Shrewsbury.
Compensation for deafened rail worker
7th January 2014 (Swindon Advertiser)
A Swindon man has reached an out of court settlement of £8,500 with British Rail after he became deaf following years of exposure to heavy noise at work.
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