Learning how to deal with complex rail related incidents

Our rail scenario was completely refurbished during 2012.  We sought advice and input from Network Rail which has enabled us to create one of the UK’s premier rail training venues.

This totally unique facility includes a section of ‘permanent way’ complete with rail lines, third rail, OLE electrification and a rail platform. There is also a locomotive and several different carriages on a real track. The carriages have cold smoke generating capability to facilitate search and rescue exercises.  Our facility can also be used to simulate most common and major rail incidents, including level crossing failure and accidents.

We have created a ‘real’ derailment area with a number of rail carriages mounted on the station platform to simulate a major incident. This facility is regularly used by Railtrack and Network Rail as part of their training courses, its size makes it ideal for large-scale multi-agency exercises.

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