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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
    • 4.7 • 18 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 14th May 2024

    RAIB Roundup 14th May 2024

    Join us for a belated bumper roundup episode, covering several news stories and five new safety digests and reports, including the Clapham tube evacuation.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Marc_Whitaker ,

A Podcast on Rail Accidents?

Sounds boring, right? Only because you haven’t listened. When things go wrong, it’s in spite of tens of thousands of smart people who really care doing their best for generations to make rail travel perfectly safe. When it still goes wrong, the reasons are fascinating.

King Wojtek ,

Really cool and really interesting!

Someone on Reddit recommended this show to me, and I am glad they did. The detail and knowledge is top notch and the narrator is really pleasant to listen too. I will definitely be listening to more.

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