Rail safety issues and actions

Referenced rail creep punch marks

Issue number: RO-2009-004-SI-03
Who it affects: Rail Infrastructure Owners and Maintainers
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2009-004
Date: 22 December 2010

Safety issue description

Punch marks were not made on the rail and documented with references to monuments at the 9 km mark following the realignment of track west of the Ashley Street rail bridge. This omission precluded the detection of rail creep that may have been present during the October 2008 maintenance inspection.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action organisation: ARTC
Action number: RO-2009-004-SAN-033
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.

Current issue status: No longer relevant
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.

Last update 31 January 2014