2017 group performance
We use a Fatalities and Weighted Injuries Index to measure safety performance across the Group.
Safety incidents for which the Group is responsible are based on an adapted Fatalities and Weighted Injuries Index used in the UK rail industry.
- In 2016 as a result of the Chattanooga incident we scored 17.823, compared with 12.242 in 2015
- Excluding Chattanooga, the FWI was 11.323, in a year when we carried more passengers and ran more services
- The underlying reduction in FWI reflects the investment we have made in systems and training to reduce accidents
Site safety visits
During 2017, senior managers conducted 697 safety tours across the Group (2016:774) The lower number of tours last year compared to 2016 was as a result of the sale of the c2c franchise in February 2017.