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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
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2009-009
Date: 20 January 2011

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 organisation: ARTC
Action number: RO-2009-009-SAN-024
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 response:

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.

Correspondence

Date received: 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.

   
Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

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

 
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Last update 11 January 2016