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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
June 2015
Trackworker nearly loses arm
19th June 2015 (Surrey Mirror)
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch says Network Rail should improve its safety and first aid policies for staff working in high-risk areas after an accident last June.
February 2015
Prosecution follows inquiry publication
18th February 2015 (BBC News)
A former rail worker is being prosecuted following the death of John Wright at Newark.
Fatality report criticises safety regime
17th February 2015 (New Civil Engineer)
An investigation into the death of maintenance worker John Wright has criticised Network Rail’s “site safety discipline”.
Scott Dobson: accidental death
6th February 2015 (Lincolnshire Echo)
One of the longest inquests in Lincoln's recent history has ended after jurors found a rail worker, who was hit by a train, died accidentally.
January 2015
Scott Dobson inquest update
27th January 2014 (Lincolnshire Echo)
The rail worker who was killed at Saxilby was not using a mobile phone at the time of his death.
Scott Dobson inquest update
27th January 2014 (Lincolnshire Echo)
The train driver who struck a rail worker has spoken about the moments before the fatal accident took place.
Shock causes serious injuries
27th January 2015 (Basingstoke Gazette)
A rail worker has suffered serious burns to his face after he got an electric shock at a construction site in Basingstoke.
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