Monday February 17, 2020

Irish Rail ignored safety warning for Web Summit train

Safety chiefs recommended train be either be shortened in length, or terminated in Cork

21st February, 2016
Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave

Irish Rail ignored warnings from its own safety department by running a special “heritage” service for Paddy Cosgrave’s Web Summit from Dublin to Midleton in Cork, a Railway Safety Commission (RSC) report has found.

In November 2014, two days before the service was scheduled, Irish Rail’s safety department raised concerns that the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) train to be used was too long for the platform and signaling system...

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