Rail safety issues and actions

Project resourcing

Issue number: RO-2009-009-SI-04
Who it affects: Rail infrastructure managers
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Transport function: Rail: Operations control
Background: Investigation Report RO-2009-009
Issue release date: 20 January 2011
Current issue status: Not addressed
Issue status justification:

ATSB safety advisory notice RO-2009-009-SAN-026 to ARTC to consider action required

Safety issue description

Although the Australian Rail Track Corporation was not resourced to actively participate in the design or commissioning phases of the Cootamundra re-signalling project, greater involvement by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (local knowledge of site geography and layout) during these phases may have assisted the South Improvement Alliance engineers in detecting the design error.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: RO-2009-009-SAN-026
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:

ATSB safety advisory notice RO-2009-009-SAN-026 to ARTC to consider action required

Additional correspondence

Response date: 08 January 2016
Response from: ARTC's rejection of RO-2009-009-SAN-026 examined and accepted by ITSR
Response text:

ITSR notes ARTC's advice on the recommendation.

ITSR have applied a status of recommendation R0-2009-009-SAN-026 is "Closed - Recommendation Rejected".

Last update 31 January 2014