Rail safety issues and actions

Measurement of rail creep

Issue number: RO-2009-004-SI-02
Who it affects: Rail Infrastructure Owners and Maintainers
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Transport function: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2009-004
Issue release date: 22 December 2010
Current issue status: No longer relevant
Issue status justification:

The ARTC have not provided a response to this minor safety issue prior to publication of the final report. ARTC have advised that a response will be provided in due course.

Safety issue description

Regular monitoring and accurate measurement of rail creep was not carried out at the east end of the curve where train 6MB2 derailed in accordance with Civil Engineering Circular 3/87 - 70.2 and 70.3. Creep monuments were not installed on the east end of the curve following the work to convert the passing loop track to mainline operation in July 2008.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: RO-2009-004-SAN-032
Action organisation: ARTC
Date: 22 December 2010
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that the ARTC should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Last update 31 January 2014