LRSSB prepares to celebrate its 5th anniversary
Posted on 25th September 2023 at 12:09
As the Light Rail Safety and Stanards Board (LRSSB) prepares to celebrate its fifth anniversary, its Chief Executive Carl Williams reflects on its success in delivering benefits to the sector and to the hundreds of thousands of passengers who rely on it everyday.
The LRSSB was founded in response to the Rail Accident Investigation Branch report into the 2016 Sandilands tragedy, which resulted in the death of seven people.
Following a keynote address to sector leaders, Mr Willaims explained: 'The organisation certainly hit the ground running, and as we approach our fifth anniversary, it's remarkable to see how much has been achieved over a relatively short period of time.
By working in collaboration with colleagues from across the sector, our growing team has successfully completed a series of vital projects that are already delivering measurable results, reducing the risk of serious accidents and improving operational efficiency.
Thanks to this centralised approach, it's also estimated that the LRSSB has saved the sector around £20 million when compared to the cost of individula networks taking on similar work themselves.'
The aim of the LRSSB, as explained by Mr Williams, is to protect the travelling public and to also strengthen the case for light rail as an 'efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to meet the UK's future urban transport needs.'
Carl Williams, LRSSB Chief Executive delivers a keynote presentation at the UKTram Light Rail Summit in 2023 (QED Public Relations)
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