Guidance to the fire and rescue authorities: railway incidents

Guidance for the fire and rescue authorities on responding to railway incidents


Fire and Rescue Service Operational guidance - Railway Incidents

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request a different format.

If you use assistive technology and need a version of this document in a more accessible format please email quoting your address, telephone number along with the title of the publication ("Fire and Rescue Service Operational guidance - Railway Incidents"), and its reference (ISBN: 9780117541122).


The purpose of this guidance is to assist emergency responders to make safe, risk assessed, efficient and proportionate responses when attending and dealing with operational incidents involving railways.

This is a priced publication available from TSO (The Stationery Office), PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN. Order through the Parliamentary Hotline (Lo-call): 08457 023 474, fax: 0870 600 5533, textphone 0870 240 3701, email: or visit to buy online.

Help us improve GOV.UK

Please don't include any personal or financial information, for example your National Insurance or credit card numbers.