Rail safety issues and actions

Rail operator inaction to address identified sighting issues

Issue number: RO-2013-008-SI-02
Who it affects: Users of level crossings in Victoria
Issue owner: V/Line Pty Ltd
Operation affected: Rail: Infrastructure
Background: Investigation Report RO-2013-008
Date: 07 October 2014

Safety issue description

V/Line did not adequately address level crossing sighting issues at B. McCann Road acknowledged by the rail operator in 2009. 


Action organisation: V/Line Pty Ltd
Action number: RO-2013-008-SR-067
Date: 07 October 2014
Action status: Closed

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau recommends that V/Line reviews its processes and implements improvement in the follow-up of identified level crossing sighting deficiencies.


Date received: 24 February 2015
Response from: V/Line
Action status: Closed
Response text:

V/Line has reviewed its processes for the follow-up of level crossing sighting deficiences. The role of a Rail Interface Coordinator has been established that will have responsibility for ongoing liasion with road authorities with respect to level crossing interfaces.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Status justification:

The ATSB is satisfied that the safety action taken by V/Line has reduced the risk associated with this safety issue

Last update 19 October 2016