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Protection of 'out-of-service' infrastructure

Issue number: RO-2010-007-SI-03
Who it affects: Rail infrastructure managers and track maintainers
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Operation affected: Rail: Operations control
Background: Investigation Report RO-2010-007
Date: 18 April 2011

Safety issue description

The NSW rules and procedures do not clearly address the requirements relating to protection of ‘out of service’ track infrastructure.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action organisation: ARTC
Action number: RO-2010-007-SAN-004
Date: 18 April 2011
Action status: Closed

The NSW rules and procedures do not clearly address the requirements relating to protection of ‘out of service’ track infrastructure.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau 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
Response text:

ITSR notes that ARTC's Victorian, South and Western Australian network rules for the protection of out of service track infrastructure currently has comparable equivalent clauses in the NSW network rules. Therefore, ITSR on this basis now accepts ARTC's rejection of recommendation RO-2010-007-SAN-004 and has enclosed a copy of the close out report for recommendation RO-2010-007-SAN-004 for your information. ITSR would also like to thank ARTC for its detailed and comprehensive advice on the relevant risk management provisions that were contained in the ARTC advice.

Accordingly, recommendation RO-2010-007-SAN-004 is classified as "Closed - Recommendation Rejected".

   
Current issue status: Not addressed
Status justification:

ARTC's rejection of R0-2010-007-SAN-004 examined and accepted by ITSR.

 
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Last update 11 January 2016