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Preliminary

Summary

Preliminary report released 29 September 2011

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 Sydney and Melbourne. In accordance with the Minister's request the ATSB commenced a safety issue investigation which will consider:

  • The condition of the interstate rail track and measures that have been put in place to maintain the safety of rail operations where track quality is below acceptable operational standards;
  • Actions taken by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to remediate the track and address the safety of operations;
  • Safeworking practices in relation to the track;
  • A systemic review of safety systems, including signalling and the quality assurance of work undertaken on the track; and,
  • Any other matters considered relevant by the ATSB.
 
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