The Rail Industry
Our partnership with The Rail Industry is to ensure young people know how to stay safe when travelling on or around the railway, and can encourage their local communities to do the same.
Our five key messages
Rail Safety LIVE event
Rail Safety LIVE is a livestreamed event that will be broadcast to thousands across the UK at 10am on Thursday 18 March. It’s about thinking ahead, including thinking ahead about the dangers on and near the railway, thinking ahead about the consequences for others when someone trespasses, and thinking ahead about careers and opportunities to work in the rail sector.
A recording of this event will be available afterwards.
Suitable for ages 11 and up.Please visit Learn Live before the event to find out more and register.
'How are you?' times two
Sometimes people say they’re OK even when they’re not. Learn to spot some potential signs and commit to asking people twice.
Ages: 10 to 14 | Takes: 45 minutesRun this activity
Tune in when you switch on
Talking online has become a big part of our lives. When you switch on, do you really listen to what people say?
Ages: 14 to 18 | Takes: 45 minutesRun this activity
Hear from Network Rail's Chief Medical and Wellbeing Officer, Dr. Richard Peters, talking about mental health and wellbeing.
Support delivering sessions
Rail Industry staff are offering support to groups to help them learn about how to be safe on and around the railways. Suitable for all sections, with specific links to Beaver Safety and Cub Personal Safety Activity Badges. Please contact Scouts@Networkrail.co.uk to be linked with your local Community Safety Officer. You can work with your local Community Safety Officer to work out what support is best for your young people.
Britain’s railway is operated by several organisations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities that work closely together to deliver a safe and reliable railway for passengers, freight customers and the public.
Passenger and freight services are provided by train companies who operate on infrastructure provided by Network Rail. These organisations collaboratively deliver the timetable and customer service. Through the Rail Delivery Group they also develop strategies and plans to improve the railway. The Rail Safety & Standards Board supports the industry to help them achieve their objectives - particularly in regard to efficiency and safety. British Transport Police support the industry by policing the journeys of more than six million passengers each day. The industry is regulated by the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail and Road.