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Railways: Accidents

Transport written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidents with runaway trolleys there have been on the rail network since 15 February 2004; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers The Minister of State, Department for Transport

The Department is aware of five incidents of runaway trolleys that have been reported to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) since RAIB became operational in October 2005. All five of these have been subject to a RAIB investigation.

Issues of operational rail safety, and the reporting and recording of these, are primarily a matter for the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), as well as the relevant rail industry duty holders. The hon. Member may wish to contact the ORR for further information at the following address:

Office of Rail Regulation

1 Kemble street

London

WC2B 4AN

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