The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has released an update after a near-miss occurred last month involving a train in South Wales.
A passenger train was involved in a near miss with a track worker between Letterston and Fishguard at around 09:46 on the 4th January 2024.
The track worker was in fact the Person In Charger, or PIC, and controller of site safety for a small team that was working to clear vegetation near the railway.
The safety system place mandated that workers kept back from the railway line by at least 2 metres.
However, the RAIB has found that as the train approached the tight curve at 53mph, the driver noticed the Person In Charge on the line ahead.
The driver applied the emergency brake and sounded the horn, and thankfully, the PIC got clear of the line just 2 seconds before the train passed by.
Having undertaken a preliminary examination, the RAIB says that a safety digest will be published, which will be available in the near future.