This year, the Rail Safety Summit 2015 hosts Mark Carne, Chief Executive of Network Rail, as its Keynote Speaker. Mark will give his take on safety within rail, as well as the key areas of safety that Network Rail will be focusing on going forward.

Now running for several years, the 2015 Safety Summit continues the theme of sharing Health and Safety best practice across the Rail industry. Recently a significant push to improve the safety record within the industry has often meant significant change both in design and process. For some however this has also caused confusion and the summit might help participants make sense of the changes and the necessary safety measures.

This year's Safety Summit will cover many of the Industries burning topics. Other speakers include Steve Featherstone, Programme Track Director for Network Rail, Giles Thomas, Rail Director for HS2, and also Emma Head Director of Safety Strategy from Network Rail.

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At Innotrans 2014, Schweizer will be launching its new Radar Sensor for detecting trains. Integrated into Minimel Lynx, Schweizer Electronics new track warning equipment, the system can now warn track workers automatically of approaching trains without need for a lookout or connecting a sensor to the track and 4 foot. Together with the existing features of the Minimel Lynx, such as greater radio reliability and lighter weight, its hoped that the system will make the use Flags and Horns to warn track workers a thing of the past.

At the show, the company will also be exhibiting its range of PLC based Level Crossing systems, including Flex its Barrier system, and VaMoS, a cost effective Enhanced User Worked Crossing which makes extensive safety upgrades of Footpath crossings affordable.

For over 50 years, Schweizer Electronic have manufactured Track Warning Systems and Level Crossings from Switzerland, serving Rail infrastructure companies across the world. Its products are designed to provide the lowest cost of ownership solutions for crossings, and safe access to running rail for track workers, facilitating productive rail maintenance and construction techniques.