55 episodes

The UK's rail network is one of the safest in the world, but this is a reputation that has been hard-won through a dark history of death and destruction. Each of these accidents has helped to prevent another in the future. Signals to Danger is a series of Podcasts exploring and explaining the worst disasters on the UK rail network. Using reports, inquiries, news articles and first hand accounts, we will dive deep into these accidents and understand what went wrong, who was effected and how each incident went on to change the railway going forwards. Get bonus content on Patreon
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Signals to Danger - Railway disasters in the UK Daniel Fox

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

The UK's rail network is one of the safest in the world, but this is a reputation that has been hard-won through a dark history of death and destruction. Each of these accidents has helped to prevent another in the future. Signals to Danger is a series of Podcasts exploring and explaining the worst disasters on the UK rail network. Using reports, inquiries, news articles and first hand accounts, we will dive deep into these accidents and understand what went wrong, who was effected and how each incident went on to change the railway going forwards. Get bonus content on Patreon
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    RAIB Roundup 24th March 2024

    RAIB Roundup 24th March 2024

    On this week's RAIB Roundup we take a look at some recent incidents the RAIB is taking notice of, the recent spate of derailments of passenger trains, and we chat a little about Central Door Locking on heritage stock.
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    • 37 min
    Hixon - 1968

    Hixon - 1968

    This week on Signals to Danger we’re covering the 1968 Hixon accident where an express collided with a 120 tonne transformer at a level crossing in Staffordshire
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    RAIB Roundup 6th February 2024

    RAIB Roundup 6th February 2024

    This week we look at new digests on the way, two new investigations, and the completed Yarnton report, as well as hear about why I make the podcast!
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    • 48 min
    James Street - 2011

    James Street - 2011

    This week on Signals to Danger we’re looking at a 2011 incident at James St station in Liverpool, where decisions taken in seconds cost a young girl her life, listener caution advised on this one
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    RAIB Roundup 7th January 2024

    RAIB Roundup 7th January 2024

    The first StD of 2024 takes a look at some recent safety digests, the release of the London Gateway report, and weighs in on the current debate about the safety of HSTs.
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    • 54 min
    Ladbroke Grove - 1999 - Part III

    Ladbroke Grove - 1999 - Part III

    Join us for the conclusion of our three-part deep dive into Ladbroke Grove, where we explore the legacy of one of the UK's worst modern rail disasters, and learn about the creation of some key players in rail safety.
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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Flad the First ,

Very pleased that you’re back

Excellent analysis, thoughtfully and respectfully presented, thank you 😊

Nallykenyonholmes ,

Excellent work thank you for producing this great podcast

I’d often heard about these railway accident’s but hadn’t understood how and why they occurred.

These podcasts provide great incite into how the railway works with the root causes, the critical moments that caused the accidents and the learnings taken to prevent them from happening again.

Really well researched by Dan who has a deep understanding about signalling and The show is very respectful of the dead.

Dan tells you the shows in context to the current affairs of the time and what’s happening in his own life.

Listening to many of the shows back to back as I did can leave you feeling a little glum. I’d suggest taking a break between shows with a bit of lighter listening.

specialtubes ,

Great Balance

Such a great podcast. It would be so easy to be sensationalist about this topic but the podcast stays true to the facts and is really well researched and informative. Such a great balance of telling us what happened, why it happened and the steps taken after to try and prevent future accidents without speculation or here say. I also find it so respectful and touching that those who lost their lives are remembered in each episode.

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