Corporate report

RAIB: annual report published 2016

Rail Accident Investigation Branch report for the operational period ending 31 December 2015


Annual Report for 2015

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Our annual report covers the work of RAIB in 2015. During the year, we published 20 investigation reports and 3 bulletins, making 74 recommendations. We also started a further 21 investigations.

The report identifies a number of recurrent issues and areas we are concerned about.

In accordance with the requirements of the Railway (Accident Investigation and Reporting) Regulations 2005, the report also provides links to details on the implementation status of our recommendations as reported by the safety authority or other public bodies.

Notes to editors

  1. The sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. The RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions.
  2. Under Article 23 of the European Railway Safety Directive 2004/49/EC, the RAIB is required to produce an Annual Report accounting for the investigations carried out in the preceding year, the safety recommendations that were issued and actions taken in accordance with recommendations issued.
  3. For media enquiries, please call 01932 440015.

News date: 12 May 2016

Published 12 May 2016