Derailment of a passenger train near Wimbledon, 6th November 2017

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0312
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch report, published on the 7th February 2018, into the derailment of a passenger train near Wimbledon on the 6th November 2017, highlighted the importance of the precise boundaries of maintenance responsibility between neighbouring infrastructure owners being correctly documented and understood by staff and managers.  Please set out in detail how TfL are (a) planning to implement this and other recommendations from the RAIB report, and (b) what investigations TfL are undertaking to ensure there are no other incidents anywhere in London of gaps in the responsibility of maintenance of rail infrastructure.

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Answer for Derailment of a passenger train near Wimbledon, 6th November 2017

Answer for Derailment of a passenger train near Wimbledon, 6th November 2017

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following the derailment at Wimbledon, a review of the 19 London Underground (LU) Network Rail (NR) boundaries was undertaken to ensure that they were understood, agreed and documented to the satisfaction of both parties.

The final step was a joint visit at each of the sites by the local LU and NR track teams where a marker was added to the final LU track sleeper, clearly identifying the agreed boundary.

This was completed in January 2018 and delivers against the important safety messages of the RAIB Report.