Rail safety issues and actions

Design philosophy

Issue number: RO-2009-009-SI-02
Who it affects: Rail infrastructure managers and signal system designers
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Transport function: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2009-009
Issue release date: 20 January 2011
Current issue status: Not addressed
Issue status justification:

ARTC's action for RO-2009-009-SAN-024 examined and accepted by ITSR.

Safety issue description

A design based on using a clearance point at the interface of CA74C and CA74D should not have been implemented until it was established that the clearance between the Up Main line and No.1 Platform Road at the interface of CA74C and CA74D tracks was adequate.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: RO-2009-009-SAN-024
Action organisation: ARTC
Date: 20 January 2011
Action status: Closed

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

ATSB comment:

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

Additional correspondence

Response date: 08 January 2016
Response from: ARTC correspondence with ITSR
Action status: Closed
Response text:

ITSR has noted that ARTC's advice on the recommendation, and that ARTC has reviewed the cause of the signalling irregularity and completed remedial work on the clearance between the Up Main line and No: 1 patform at the interface of CA74C and CA74D.

Last update 11 January 2016