In 2010 against an increasing number of suicides on the rail network the industry came together in an attempt to address the issue. Train operators and Network Rail committed resources to the programme and a dedicated team was created to provide specialist advice and expertise to the industry in its effort to reduce the:
- number of actual and attempted suicides on the network
- trauma caused by suicide incidents to the industry’s people and passengers
- delay caused by suicide
Since the programme launched the rail industry has increasingly shared its learning about suicide prevention with other railway administrators and operators around the world as well as government departments and public, private and third sector organisations at home.