Signals to Danger

In 2020 1.8 billion rail journeys were made in the UK...

what happens when it all goes wrong?

Signals to Danger is a podcast that tells the stories of the darkest days of the UK rail network. Join us as we find out what happened, why it went wrong, and how we stop it from happening again.

The story of disaster

Each episode tells the detailed tale of the day of the accident, the who, where and how of each accident

The fingertip search

We tell the tale of how investigators descend on the scene, what they found and how they found it.

A new way forward

The disasters of the past improve the safety of the future, we close each episode by explaining how

Latest episodes

On a peaceful Sunday morning in 1861, an everyday journey…

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On a dreary October morning after heavy rainfall and widespread…

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Season Two kicks off with the story of Quintinshill. At…

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A system for protecting trains,
Sykes block instruments were used by signallers for sending and receiving trains between locations using bell codes.
The “Railways of Herne Bay – A Journey Through Time” exhibition
@seasidemuseum until Sat 23rd July.

Got an opportunity yesterday to get on the footplate of Union of South Africa at @BuryTransMuseum. Was really interesting to get a look at some of the kit that was retrofitted to this 1937 steam loco to allow it to run on the mainline. Vibes from our Tangmere episode back in S1.

Finally regained the Internet today after the house move. Things are living in the correct rooms for the most part as well. It has been a very challenging slog to get to this point however! Time for services to resume I reckon. Patience appreciated and see you soon!

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