Rail safety issues and actions

CountryNet Radio System

Issue number: RO-2010-002-SI-01
Who it affects: All owners and operators of locomotives accessing the interstate rail network in NSW
Issue owner: Manildra Group
Transport function: Rail: Freight
Background: Investigation Report RO-2010-002
Issue release date: 18 May 2011
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Issue status justification:

The CountryNet communication system includes GPS data transmission which is required by the TMCS to verify train location and ensure network rules are complied with. CountryNet communication system installed in March 2010. Now complies with the New South Wales Rail Safety (General) Regulation 2008.

Safety issue description

The Manildra Mill shunt locomotive did not have a CountryNet communication system installed as required by the New South Wales Rail Safety (General) Regulation 2008.

Proactive Action

Action number: RO-2010-002-NSA-003
Action organisation: Manildra Group
Date: 18 May 2011
Action status: Closed
A CountryNet communication system has been installed into the Manildra Mill shunt locomotive.

ATSB comment:

The radio system installed into the Manildra Mill shunt locomotive now complies with the requirements of the New South Wales Rail Safety (General) Regulation 2008.
Last update 29 January 2014