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Assessment of Multiple Geometric Alignment Defects

Issue number: RO-2011-008-SI-01
Who it affects: Rail Infrastructure Owners and Maintainer
Issue owner: Australian Rail Track Corporation
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2011-008
Date: 21 January 2013

Safety issue description

The urgent and priority category defects detected by the AK Car on 4 February 2011 that were located within a 20 m track section were inadequately assessed and controlled in accordance with the ARTC Track and Civil Code of Practice.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: ARTC
Action number: RO-2011-008-NSA-021
Date: 21 January 2013
Action status: Closed

The ARTC has provided a response stating:

The Australian Rail Track Corporation through its Alliance Partner Transfield Services has undertaken additional training in the ARTC Track and Civil Code of Practice. This includes the responses required to be applied for multiple geometric defects.

ATSB response:

The ATSB has assessed the ARTC's response and understands that actions taken will address the safety issue.

   
Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ARTC has provided a response stating: The Australian Rail Track Corporation through its Alliance Partner Transfield Services has undertaken additional training in the ARTC Track and Civil Code of Practice. This includes the responses required to be applied for multiple geometric defects.

 
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Last update 31 January 2014