Interim factual


Interim factual report released 8 February 2012

On 16 August 2011, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, requested that the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) undertake a systemic investigation of rail operations on the interstate rail line between Melbourne and Sydney.

A key request from the Minister was for the ATSB to examine and report on the measures taken to maintain the safety of rail operations where track quality is below acceptable operational standards. This interim report provides a summary of factual information that has been obtained during the early stages of the investigation and focuses on the processes put in place to maintain the safety of rail operations.