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Safety at level crossings

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  • 21 Oct 2013 - Transcript of safety at level crossings evidence session of 21 October 2013 - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF279 KB) HC 680 | Published 21 Jan 2014

    Evidence given by Peter Rayner, retired British Rail, Chris Bazlinton, Laurence Hoggart, Tina Hughes, and Richard Wright; Claire Turner, Principal Consultant, Human Factors, Environmental Resources Management, Mark Magee, Approved Driving Instructor Registrar and Director of Regulation, Standards and Development, Lesley Young, Chief Driving Examiner, Driving Standards Agency, and Alan Woolnough, train driver (at 4.45 pm); Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther, and Supt Philip Trendall QPM, Territorial Policing, British Transport Police, Richard Percival, Team Manager, Sarah Young, Lawyer, and Rt Hon Lord Justice Lloyd Jones, Chairman, Law Commission (at 5.20 pm).

  • 04 Nov 2013 - Transcript of safety at level crossings evidence session of 4 November 2013 - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF308 KB) HC 680 | Published 21 Jan 2014

    Evidence given by Bill Hillier, Director and Chairman, Operating and Safety Committee, Heritage Railway Association, Anson Jack, Deputy Chief Executive, and Michael Woods, Head of Operations and Management Research, Rail Safety and Standards Board, Carolyn Griffiths, Chief Inspector, Rail Accident Investigation Branch, and Ian Prosser, Director of Railway Safety and HM Chief Inspector of Railways, Office of Rail Regulation; Robin Gisby, Managing Director, Network Operations, and Phil Verster, Route Managing Director, London North Eastern, Network Rail (at 4.45 pm); Stephen Hammond MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Robin Groth, Deputy Director, Rail Technical, International and Safety, and Chris Angell, Senior Policy Adviser, Railway Safety, Department for Transport (at 5.20 pm).

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