No sorry.End2end wrote:Was it legislation to standardise the gauge across all railways?
Bufferstop wrote:Railways act 1874, create arbitration system for trading disputes?
The government decided that all accidents should be recorded and reported to the Board of Trade and, in 1874, they established a Royal Commission on Railway Accidents (similar to a public nquiry). The railway companies hoped that the Commission would set or limit the amount of compensation that injured passengers or their dependants could claim, but the MPs took the view, along with the travelling public, that accidents were preventable. They also considered that the financial penalty of paying compensation would motivate the railways to improve their safety standards. There was to be no compensation for employees until the passing of the Employers’ Liability Act of 1880. The complex systems of the railways, and their impact on individuals, caused society to reexamine its ideas about medical ethics, contractual obligations, redress, negligence and safety in ways that still affect us today
Now that wasn't all that hard, was it.
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